"tpnumlk.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"tpnumlk.exe - NumLock indicator for ThinkPad" process is a child process created by the "TPHKSVC.exe" process to display the "NmLk (Number Lock)" function key status on the screen.

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

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory  Description

tpnumlk.exe 1960 SYSTEM      620 K   NumLock indicator for ThinkPad

Additional information about "tpnumlk.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\tpnumlk.exe
   
Started by: TPHKSVC.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   
Registry keys: 
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
   HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\IBMPMSVC\Parameters\Notification

"tpnumlk.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "tpnumlk.exe" process. You don't need to see "NmLk (Number Lock)" function key status on the screen.

 

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