"hkcmd.exe" Process on Windows 8
What is the "hkcmd.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "hkcmd.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "hkcmd.exe" process?
"hkcmd.exe - hkcmd Module" process is the Intel Hotkey driver installed with Intel multimedia devices. "hkcmd.exe" process is created by the startup program entry called "Intel Common User Interface".
Intel Hotkey driver is controlled by "Control Panel > Intel Graphics and Media" under the "Options and Support > Hot Key Manager" section. For example, Ctrl+Alt+Left rotates the screen 90 degrees.
On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "hkcmd.exe" process may be listed as:
Image Name PID Memory Description hkcmd.exe 2848 700 K hkcmd Module
Additional information about "hkcmd.exe" process:
Command line: C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe Started by: explorer.exe Files used: C:\Windows\System32 C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat Registry keys: HKCU\Software\Classes HKCU\Software\Intel\Display\igfxcui\Configurations HKCU\Software\Intel\Display\igfxcui\Configurations\ActiveDevices HKCU\Software\Intel\Display\igfxcui\Configurations\AvailableDevices HKCU\Software\Intel\Display\igfxcui\HotKeys HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
"hkcmd.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "hkcmd.exe" process or disable the startup program entry "Intel Common User Interface", if you are not using Intel hot keys.
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