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What is kbd.exe?

Part of Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EXE by Hewlett-Packard Company

What is it?

KBD EXE is part of HP's Keyboard Handler (HP Multimedia Keyboard) and its main function is to watch multimedia keys on HP keyboards which allows you to configure the additional keys on their multimedia keyboard products.
Description of kbd.exe from Hewlett-Packard Company
Access frequently used media and documents via customizable hot keys.
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How does kbd.exe run?

Process - kbd.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. kbd.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does kbd.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - kbd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'KBD' and the execution command 'C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the kbd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of kbd.exe users, 21.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is kbd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU184.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.44 MB RAM11.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              22 GDI objects14.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EX...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EXE.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard Company

Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes More...
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File details

File name: kbd.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EXE
Description: KBD EXE
Size: 60 KB
Original file name: Kbd.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/4/2007
Expiration date: 2/9/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000404761%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000220133%
User CPU: 0.00001846276953%
Privileged CPU time: 936006 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 470,038,026
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.41 MB
Paged memory: 2.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.46 MB
Paged system memory: 117.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.03 KB
Working set memory: 4.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.18 MB
Min working set memory: 4.75 MB
Private memory: 2.44 MB
Page faults: 1,728
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 113
Total read transfer: 51.55 KB
Total write operations: 450
Total write transfer: 11.28 KB
Total other operations: 1,222
Total other transfer: 64.6 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 22
Peak GDI objects: 25
USER objects: 29
Peak USER objects: 33
Handle count average: 138
Thread count average: 12

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: KBD
Command: C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

Image hashes

MD5: f60d7ba291b9812ae9a77cf95689818e
SHA-1: 62a0b3ad7cb7ad961ba4b0dc8f86c75f299baa50

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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