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What does the truekey.exe file do?

The truekey.exe process is also known as True Key and is a part of True Key. This software is produced by Intel Security or, as the case may be, McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of truekey.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 truekey.exe True Key

truekey.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file truekey.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,376,864 bytes (40% of all these files), 4,676,544 bytes, 3,583,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,287,264 bytes.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Truekey.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 10% 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 truekey.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 truekey?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall True Key

To remove True Key from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate True Key in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if truekey.exe (True Key) 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 True Key. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for True Key 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 truekey.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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