"tpnumlkd.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"tpnumlkd.exe" process represents "NumLock on screen display for ThinkPad" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         TPHKSVC
            tpnumlkd

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
tpnumlkd.exe              5,936 K   NumLock on screen display for ThinkPad

Additional information about "tpnumlkd.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\PROGRA~1\LENOVO\HOTKEY\tpnumlkd.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: tpnumlkd.exe
   Location: C:\PROGRA~1\LENOVO\HOTKEY\tpnumlkd.exe
   Description: NumLock on screen display for ThinkPad
   Version: 1.74
   Size: 208040 bytes
   Last modified: 11/16/2015 10:12:42 PM
   Company Name: Lenovo Group Limited
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some registry keys used:
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\services\crypt32
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDllCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates\CA

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll

"tpnumlkd.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "tpnumlkd.exe" process.

 

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