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What is hkcmd.exe?

Part of Intel(R) Common User Interface by Intel

What is it?

Quick access to the control panel via a notification area system tray icon for graphics based upon the Intel chipsets. These chipsets are often included on motherboards. The Intel Common User Interface modules run at startup of the PC but are not required.
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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.

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, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hkcmd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00055% CPU5520.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.09 MB RAM5.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
66 GDI objects44.0%
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?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: hkcmd.exe
Name: Intel(R) Common User Interface
Description: hkcmd Module
Size: 163 KB
Original file name: HKCMD.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007821113%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002300327%
User CPU: 0.00055207854698%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 67.14 MB
Paged memory: 1.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.61 MB
Paged system memory: 52.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.28 KB
Working set memory: 132 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.75 MB
Min working set memory: 36 KB
Private memory: 1.09 MB
Page faults: 1,658
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 23.79 KB
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Total other operations: 280
Total other transfer: 2.77 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 66
USER objects: 15
Handle count average: 89
Thread count average: 2

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 651335df54c9d07daee5d34a976eb401
SHA-1: 1a3b5d488d3158fdfccc41798abcc21b3948b2d4
SHA-256: d5e89814e9009ee11319cae6be7d908e75841595be20b27fc39ada88013c7d14

PE image details

File entropy: 5.83693
File packed: No
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