"TPKNRSVC.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "TPKNRSVC.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "TPKNRSVC.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "TPKNRSVC.exe" process?

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A

"TPKNRSVC.exe" process represents "Microphone volume control service" program. "TPKNRSVC.exe" is for "Lenovo Keyboard Noise Reduction" service which is part of the Lenovo's Communications Utility that enables you to change all settings for the integrated camera, microphone, and audio functions at one place to optimize the Video and Voice over the Internet (VOIP) experience.

"TPKNRSVC.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         TPKNRSVC

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "TPKNRSVC.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
TPKNRSVC.exe              3,476 K   Microphone volume control service

Additional information about "TPKNRSVC.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TPKNRSVC.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: TPKNRSVC.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TPKNRSVC.exe
   Description: Microphone volume control service
   Version: 3.1.18.0
   Size: 72904 bytes
   Last modified: 9/29/2015 5:18:58 PM
   Company Name: Lenovo Group Limited
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TPKNRSVC.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\SHELL32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

"TPKNRSVC.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "TPKNRSVC.exe" process or stop "Lenovo Keyboard Noise Reduction" service. You can restart it later when you need to use the speakphone.

 

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