What does the ModPS2Key.exe file do?
The ModPS2Key.exe process is also known as AccessL and is a part of Hotkey Driver or, as the case may be, Gaming Keyboard Driver. This software is produced by Chicony (www.chicony.com). An obsolete or defective version of ModPS2Key.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AccessL has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AccessL 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)
- ModPS2Key.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ModPS2Key.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ModPS2Key.exe AccessL
ModPS2Key.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ModPS2Key.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 53,248 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 60% 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 ModPS2Key.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 ModPS2Key?
|Caused my computer to crash multiple times. After it was removed using security task manager, my computer ran smoothly. |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Hotkey Driver or Gaming Keyboard Driver
To remove AccessL 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 Hotkey Driver or Gaming Keyboard Driver in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ModPS2Key.exe (AccessL) 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 AccessL. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AccessL 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 ModPS2Key.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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