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File: hkcmd.exe
Name: Intel Hotkey command activator
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

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There were 946 user requests for that file. 19 users classify it as harmless. 1 user classify it as not so dangerous. 15 users classify it as neutral. 13 users considered the file to be suspicious. 5 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete hkcmd.exe. 13 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingEnables the Intel Hotkey command for graphics driver and keyboard. Alex
RatingIt something todo with keyboard shortcuts, provided by intel, its worth getting rid of itf you dont use it El Gringo
Ratingmay gather info typed on keyboard, why lots of drivers for such a crap graphic chip? none
RatingIntel Hot Keys Command Module. Monitors the keyboard for the key-presses you specified in the program.  link for more info Andrew Carpenter, Microsoft MVP for Security
Ratingit's a keyboard shortcut to accelerate the intel graphics chipset. can be disabled via display properties in control panel. nize
RatingApplication that implements the Intel Hotkey command scoub
Ratingnorton firewall intercepted it trying to open a tcp connection Sid
RatingWow what a feature. So I can press a key and change what direction my monitor displays data. Bob
RatingRegedit, tasklist, HijackThis could not be accessed while this was running. mike
RatingIn two separate instances, has caused the mouse pointer to disappear/freeze/move sporadically on loading. Eric
RatingWindows background process, runs keyboard short cuts etc for Intel based graphix chips. IT Journo UK
RatingTries to get in contact with * via TCP. I don't like that. AntaBaka
Ratingonly the attached from the discussion boards link  link for more info TJ
Ratinghkcmd.exe crashes after installed SP2 for winXP T
Ratingwould not let me eject my USB flash drive until I killed this process Jeff
Rating"it's a keyboard shortcut to accelerate the intel graphics chipset. can be disabled via display properties in control panel. " This is exactly what it was. Disabled it and now it's gone. Sam
RatingTried to open UDP (outbound) connection on Port 53 (DNS). Why does driver need to talk on network? Tony
RatingIntel "extreme" grahics hot key interceptor. If you never use the Intel hotkeys, you can save the overhead via Control Panel/Intel Extreme Graphics/Hot Keys and turn them off. The man
RatingIntel hot key interceptor The man
RatingAll I know is, I have a pc that runs better when HKCMD isn't running. Greg
Ratingpc works fine denying it internet access
RatingCaused computer to change to lowest resolution and least colors on every reboot.
RatingThe same comment of last, crashes after installed SP2 winXP Robert
RatingNot required takes up about 3MB while running Andre
RatingCrashes with SP2 for WinXP. Lame! Stefan
RatingGot this file after a website took control of computer. Definitely spyware, get rid of it. Check HKLM/Software/microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run in the registry M - NZ
RatingWhen installed on XP SP2 causes blue screen with the Novell Client Leroy
Ratingallows special hotkeys to work, email, internet buttons on laptops user
RatingKeeps crashing after xp sp2 installed Karl
Ratingcrashes after installation of sp2 / winxp  link for more info ralfy-d
RatingIs i.e. used for pivoting flat panel monitors - keyboard shortcut; Crashes after SP2 install (- new version!)  link for more info Mike567
RatingBeen disabling it for some time now... it does have value... just not to my configuration. Kevin B.
RatingCauses problems after WinXP SP2 HAQattaq
RatingEnables the Intel Hotkey command for graphics driver and keyboard. Datamind
Ratinghkcmd.exe description: Hotkey Command Module for Intel Graphics Contollers. Located in "C:\WINNT\System32\" on Windows NT/2000 and "C:\WINDOWS\System32\" on Windows XP. File hkcmd.exe removal: Described file hkcmd.exe is not related to the security threats. However the same or similar file name can be used by spyware or adware programs to decept user. We advice you to scan your computer and eliminate possible threats. The Man
RatingAfter SP2 install, I couldn't use certain ctrl-alt-(letter) commands until I deleted this. D.S.T.
Ratingdisable by run: msconfig [enter] startup tab
RatingChanged my ADSL conn to DialUp. Hosted in register. DELETED! LUIX
RatingIt uses up 99% of the CPU whilst running and takes high priority. IT Man
Ratingcauses screen to flicker, start menu won't stay open during flicker Tony
RatingSomething that monitors the keybd so that when you push a key u can program it todo stuff mr man
Ratingit can be disbabled from the graphic properties of the intel driver. it will probably be present in the registry, so can be removed from there also. This exe uses a big chunk of the cpu, which is not very healty santosh rao
RatingI could not use my NT system, It pigged 98% of the cpu ! Tom Kazakoff
RatingFirewall caught it accessing the network. Russ
RatingAlso crashes on my machine after installing XP2 Derek
RatingHad a problem, accidently deleted key in the registry trying to remove adware, had to repair windows XP from startup disk, when repairing the installation a window poped up telling me that this file 'hkcmd.exe' was needed and to locate the file, I pressed cancel and continued with repair of installation. Sounds like it is not needed anyway according to all the other posts. IMMORTAL MILITANT
RatingEven If I disable Hot Keys, it still loads at startup. Nothing seems to go wrong if I "end task" it. Anthony
RatingAfter XP sp2 update it created serious issues with the system, making it unuseable. To fix open run: type msconfig and disable it on startup. Everthing returned to normal after this was removed.  link for more info Techie
RatingProcess appeared after installing Intel Graphix Drivers. Harmless/Useless program that just eats away valuable memory. Can be removed in HKLM/Software/microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run Fludizz
RatingYou scare mongers should do your research before posting bogus information here... It's a legitimate command process - Intel Hot Keys Command Module. Monitors the keyboard for the key-presses you specified in the program. Mike Ellis
RatingVerhinder und blockt Zugriff auf gemeinsame Netzwerke INGOLINE
Ratingit uses up all of my system resources until i end process and then it runs great. I want to remove it but am worried. GTO
RatingMy company installed a bunch of crap on my computer and said they were going to start tracking everyone. That's when this thing appeared. Not sure what it does, but seems to be some sort of tracking device. Dan
RatingI rely on keyboard, not mouse, and thus use Windows hot keys (ctrl+alt+_) ALOT! hkcmd.exe greatly interferes with this functionality. ix
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