What does the keyexp.exe file do?
The keyexp.exe process is also known as Keyboard Express, a Windows macro program and is a part of Keyboard Express (Version 3). This software is produced by Insight Software Solutions (www.wintools.com). An obsolete or defective version of keyexp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Keyboard Express has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Keyboard Express 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)
- keyexp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module keyexp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about keyexp.exe Keyboard Express
keyexp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Keyexp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,670,656 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 779,776 bytes.
You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The keyexp file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This keyexp.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Keyexp.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 80% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A keyexp.exe file has a 82% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 838,656 bytes. The application is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. It does not supply any version information or other description. Keyexp.exe can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Keyexp.exe is capable of record keystrokes.
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 keyexp.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 keyexp?
|used it for years |
|Keyboard Express is a Windows macro utility. (further information...) |
Richard J. Traynor
|A program for creating keyboard macros and shortcuts (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge keyexp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Keyboard Express
To remove Keyboard Express 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 Keyboard Express in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if keyexp.exe (Keyboard Express) 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 Keyboard Express. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Keyboard Express 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 keyexp.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.