"hkcmd Module - hkcmd.exe" Startup Program

Q

What is the startup program "hkcmd Module - hkcmd.exe" on my Windows 8 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

"hkcmd Module - hkcmd.exe" is added to your computer as part of system installation on computers.

You will see "hkcmd.exe" listed on the Startup tab of Task Manager screen as:

Startup Item : Alps Pointing Device Driver
Publisher    : Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Command      : C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
Location     : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry name: HotKeysCmds

Program file information about "hkcmd.exe":

Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
File name: hkcmd.exe
Description: hkcmd Module
Size: 390 KB (399,392 bytes)
Date: Saturday, ‎October ‎6, ‎2012, ‏‎12:12:08 AM
Version: 8.15.10.2849
Company name: Intel 
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

It is strongly recommended to keep "hkcmd Module - hkcmd.exe" enabled as a startup program and leave it running all the time.

 

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