What does the KMaestro.exe file do?
The KMaestro.exe process is also known as KeyMaestro main program and is a part of BTC Kmaestro. This software is produced by BTC (www.btc.com.tw) or, as the case may be, Kmaestro. An obsolete or defective version of KMaestro.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- KeyMaestro main program has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- KeyMaestro main program 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)
- KMaestro.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module KMaestro.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about KMaestro.exe KeyMaestro main program
KMaestro.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. KMaestro.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 245,760 bytes (30% of all these files), 385,024 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The KMaestro file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). KMaestro.exe can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. KMaestro.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 75% 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 KMaestro.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 KMaestro?
|for SilverCrest's keyboard and mouse without wire |
|Config/driver software for Memorex multimedia keyboards |
|driver for Sweex multimedia keyboard model KX-7201 with scroll wheel and 33 hotkeys |
|I think it is for a Memorex usb keyboard as well. |
|Software for Memorex Mulitmedia Keyboard. |
Summary: 12 users judge KMaestro.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted KMaestro.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall BTC Kmaestro
To remove KeyMaestro main program 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 BTC Kmaestro in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if KMaestro.exe (KeyMaestro main program) 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 KeyMaestro main program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for KeyMaestro main program 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 KMaestro.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.