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What is pkskbd.exe?

Part of Keyboard Suite by PRIMAX

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How does pkskbd.exe run?

Process - pkskbd.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pkskbd.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pkskbd.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pkskbd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'TPMXKST KB Suite Daemon' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\system32\xManager\PKSKBD.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 0.2% of all Boost users have the pkskbd.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pkskbd.exe users, 23.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pkskbd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU238.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.18 MB RAM79.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              21 GDI objects14.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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 Keyboard Suite.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: pkskbd.exe
Publisher: PRIMAX
Name: Keyboard Suite
Description: Keyboard Suite
Size: 514.5 KB
Original file name: Pkskbd.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000605613%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000367593%
User CPU: 0.00002380198002%
Privileged CPU time: 1162.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 257,190,648
CPU cycle count /min: 5,703,422
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 101.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 101.36 MB
Paged memory: 17.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.18 MB
Paged system memory: 156.76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.97 KB
Working set memory: 2.99 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.4 MB
Min working set memory: 1.02 MB
Private memory: 17.18 MB
Page faults: 7,822
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 31.51 KB
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 70,964
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 355 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 17
Handle count average: 82
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: TPMXKST KB Suite Daemon
Command: C:\Windows\system32\xManager\PKSKBD.EXE

Image hashes

MD5: 2b8409455e0075a28a2ca1afe9020031
SHA-1: c3972618ab11904ca02c5ed9d7b276c66eb7aec4
SHA-256: ef83e437ef89a6cb14f81244101f713a5a3091f6b4ce869633a100ddecfddaec

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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