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What is hkcmd.exe?

Part of Intel(R) Common User Interface by Intel

What is it?

The Common User Interface is part of Intels Common User Interface for chipsets with integrated graphics controllers which allows user to change different driver properties through Windows User Interface. Quick access to the control panel via a System Tray icon.
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How does hkcmd.exe run?

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

How does hkcmd.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hkcmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HotKeysCmds' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.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 hkcmd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hkcmd.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hkcmd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00111% CPU11092.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.46 MB RAM6.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Intel(R) Common User Interface?

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 Intel(R) Common User Interface.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Intel Corporation

Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards More...
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File details

File name: hkcmd.exe
Publisher: Intel Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) Common User Interface
Description: hkcmd Module
Version: 3,0,0,2104
Product version: 7,0,0,2104
Size: 112 KB
Original file name: HKCMD.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 4/22/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0017494558%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006402212%
User CPU: 0.00110923454716%
Privileged CPU time: 1531.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 35.82 MB
Paged memory: 1.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.49 MB
Paged system memory: 32.19 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.16 KB
Working set memory: 72 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.42 MB
Min working set memory: 52 KB
Private memory: 1.46 MB
Page faults: 14,727
Page faults /min: 11
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 34.61 KB
Read transfer /min: 27 Bytes
Total other operations: 329
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 285.58 KB
Other Transfer /min: 221 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 21
Handle count average: 76
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: igfxhkcmd
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe

Image hashes

MD5: ee2ac08be7024a781df6f40870ed748d
SHA-1: 99549fbad262d778d163b48af1a569ba125ca184
SHA-256: 078a719c7c67212978a3aff33196f2b82c674f5ed827efdfcc66578f8bb0904f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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