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What does the TPHKMGR.exe file do?

The TPHKMGR.exe process is also known as and is a part of On Screen Display or, as the case may be, Rescue and Recovery. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of TPHKMGR.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 TPHKMGR.exe On Screen Display

TPHKMGR.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TPHKMGR.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 94,208 bytes (95% of all these files), 69,632 bytes, 86,016 bytes, 53,248 bytes or, as the case may be, 90,112 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 63% 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 TPHKMGR.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 TPHKMGR?

tphkmgr.exe is a system utilities task installed onto IBM Thinkpad laptops. It allows the configuration of the FN keys your IBM Thinkpad laptop
Stefan Schaefer
This is the IBM ThinkPad HotKey Manager process. (further information...)
Kevin Brown
IBM Thinkpad
Thinkpad Hotkey Manager
IBM ThinkPad file

Summary: 15 users judge TPHKMGR.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted TPHKMGR.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall On Screen Display or Rescue and Recovery

TPHKMGR.exe On Screen Display fix

To remove On Screen Display 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 On Screen Display or Rescue and Recovery in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if TPHKMGR.exe (On Screen Display) 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 On Screen Display. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for On Screen Display 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 TPHKMGR.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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