What does the TpKmpSVC.exe file do?
The TpKmpSVC.exe process is also known as IBM KCU Service and is a part of IBM KCU Service. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of TpKmpSVC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IBM KCU service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IBM KCU service 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)
- TpKmpSVC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TpKmpSVC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TpKmpSVC.exe IBM KCU service
TpKmpSVC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TpKmpSVC.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,768 bytes (99% of all these files), 57,688 bytes or, as the case may be, 37,208 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This TpKmpSVC.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 71% 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 TpKmpSVC.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 TpKmpSVC?
|IBM Thinkpad service |
|IBM thinkpad application of anti-shock of hard disk |
|IBM KCU Service |
|IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Mapping utility. (further information...) |
|Running on an IBM thinkpad |
Summary: 47 users judge TpKmpSVC.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall IBM KCU Service
To remove IBM KCU service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for IBM KCU Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if TpKmpSVC.exe (IBM KCU service) 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 IBM KCU service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IBM KCU service 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 TpKmpSVC.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.