What does the UniKey.exe file do?
The UniKey.exe process is also known as UniKey 4.0.8 Final or, as the case may be, Unikey_4_0 and is a part of UniKey. This software is produced by UniKey. An obsolete or defective version of UniKey.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- UniKey 4.0.8 Final has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UniKey 4.0.8 Final 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)
- UniKey.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UniKey.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UniKey.exe UniKey 4.0.8 Final
UniKey.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file UniKey.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 208,896 bytes (62% of all these files), 618,496 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. UniKey.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 84% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A UniKey.exe file has a 91% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 208,896 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 122,880 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. UniKey.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
- A UniKey.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 586,752 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The UniKey file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. There is no internal description of the file. UniKey.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 UniKey.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 UniKey?
|Bộ gõ tiếng Việt (further information...) |
Nguyễn Trần Dũng
|This is vietnamese's best language tool |
|It is just a program to be able to type unicode for the vietnamese language. Harmless but only necessary if you type in Vietnamese |
|unikey vietnamese |
Summary: 9 users judge UniKey.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted UniKey.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall UniKey
To remove UniKey 4.0.8 Final 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 UniKey in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UniKey.exe (UniKey 4.0.8 Final) 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 UniKey 4.0.8 Final. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for UniKey 4.0.8 Final 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 UniKey.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.