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What does the makhkey.exe file do?

The makhkey.exe process is also known as MAKHkey MFC Application or, as the case may be, EAKHkey MFC Application and is a part of MAKHkey Application or, as the case may be, EAKHkey Application. This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of makhkey.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about makhkey.exe MAKHkey MFC Application

makhkey.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file makhkey.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory. The file size is 1,183,744 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Makhkey.exe can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Makhkey.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 100% 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 makhkey.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 makhkey?

This is part of the EAKHkey application from HP

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall MAKHkey Application or EAKHkey Application

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To remove MAKHkey MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for MAKHkey Application or EAKHkey Application in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if makhkey.exe (MAKHkey MFC Application) 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 MAKHkey MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MAKHkey MFC Application 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 makhkey.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.

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