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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 64-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.
Intel(R) Common User Interface is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the hkcmd.exe process running.Of the 0.4% 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.
0.00015% CPU1522.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.35 MB RAM6.3%
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.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
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 else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 N (6.2.9200.0)

About Intel Corporation

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File details

File name: hkcmd.exe
Publisher: Intel Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) Common User Interface
Description: hkcmd Module
Size: 390.48 KB
Original file name: HKCMD.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/20/2008
Expiration date: 4/23/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001560320%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000038057%
User CPU: 0.00015222639002%
Privileged CPU time: 31.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 276,929,896
CPU cycle count /min: 81,613
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 74.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 79.21 MB
Paged memory: 1.35 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.57 MB
Paged system memory: 149.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.47 KB
Working set memory: 5.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.71 MB
Min working set memory: 5.63 MB
Private memory: 1.35 MB
Page faults: 1,853
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 18.33 KB
Read transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Total other operations: 625
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 668 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 17
Peak USER objects: 18
Handle count average: 106
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: HotKeysCmds
Command: C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 0e09cf8369e16329026c9c98919cce85
SHA-1: 7de953fd5181a2f8b0a1079632a74aabc66affc6

PE image details

File entropy: 6.43260
File packed: No
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