What does the Keygen.exe file do?
The Keygen.exe process is also known as Devolutions Generic Keygen or, as the case may be, Tclkit, a standalone runtime for Tcl/Tk and is a part of Devolutions Generic Keygen or, as the case may be, Tclkit 8.5 for Windows. This software is produced by Equi4 Software. An obsolete or defective version of Keygen.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Devolutions Generic Keygen has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Devolutions Generic Keygen 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)
- Keygen.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Keygen.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Keygen.exe Devolutions Generic Keygen
Keygen.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Keygen.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 77,824 bytes.
This Keygen program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. For this reason, 76% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Keygen.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,599,476 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 148,480 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
- A Keygen.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 216,576 bytes. This Keygen program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is no part of Microsoft Windows.
- A Keygen.exe file has a 28% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 180,224 bytes.
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 Keygen.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 Keygen?
|Adware ... |
|stops antivirus from working, disable task manager, disable run option, change host files |
|T-Online Security Package |
|bad news pword/keystroke stealer, use AVG 2 fix |
|register fscaller |
Summary: 5 users judge Keygen.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted Keygen.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Devolutions Generic Keygen or Tclkit 8.5 for Windows
To remove Devolutions Generic Keygen from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Devolutions Generic Keygen or Tclkit 8.5 for Windows in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Keygen.exe (Devolutions Generic Keygen) 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 Devolutions Generic Keygen. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Devolutions Generic Keygen 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 Keygen.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.