"tphkload.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "tphkload.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "tphkload.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "tphkload.exe" process?

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A

"tphkload.exe - ThinkPad Message Client Loader" process for "Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader" service is related to the Thinkpad On Screen Display Utility to display the function keys on the desktop screen.

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

Image Name    PID   User Name   Memory   Description

tphkload.exe  1868  SYSTEM      1,492 K  ThinkPad Message Client Loader

Additional information about "tphkload.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\tphkload.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\

Registry keys: 
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\...
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\IBMPMSVC\Parameters\Notification
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates

"tphkload.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "tphkload.exe" process or stop the "Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader" service. You don't need to display functions keys on the screen.

 

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