What does the KEM.exe file do?
The KEM.exe process is also known as Logitech SetPoint and is a part of SetPoint Files. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com). An obsolete or defective version of KEM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech SetPoint has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech SetPoint has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- KEM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module KEM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about KEM.exe Logitech SetPoint
KEM.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. KEM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - as a rule C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 581,632 bytes (69% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 573,440 bytes.
The KEM file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The KEM file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This KEM.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). KEM.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves KEM.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about KEM?
|Logitech MX1000 Software |
|Changes mouse configuration |
|MX1000 Software |
|Appeard after installing Logitech Mouse Software |
|Driver/Controller for Logitech MX1000 Mouse |
Summary: 25 users judge KEM.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted KEM.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall SetPoint Files
To remove Logitech SetPoint from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SetPoint Files in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if KEM.exe (Logitech SetPoint) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Logitech SetPoint. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech SetPoint or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or KEM.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.