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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.

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 0.3% of all Boost users have the kbd.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of kbd.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is kbd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04617% CPU461665.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.64 MB RAM72.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     190 /min8.4%
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:

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

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 Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About Hewlett-Packard Company

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File details

File name: kbd.exe
Name: Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EXE
Description: KBD EXE
Product version:
Size: 92 KB
Original file name: Kbd.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1017634082%
Privileged CPU: 0.0555968963%
User CPU: 0.04616651188995%
Privileged CPU time: 8090.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 30 ms
CPU cycle count: 827,539,656
CPU cycle count /min: 94,261,068
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 112.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 115.77 MB
Paged memory: 15.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.65 MB
Paged system memory: 151.74 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.54 KB
Working set memory: 6.95 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.9 MB
Min working set memory: 6.18 MB
Private memory: 15.64 MB
Page faults: 36,783
Page faults /min: 417
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 117
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 2.85 MB
Read transfer /min: 45.54 KB
Total write operations: 1,149
Write operations /min: 184
Total write transfer: 39.15 KB
Write transfer /min: 4.64 KB
Total other operations: 26,603
Other operations /min: 139
Total other transfer: 3.34 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.86 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 34
Handle count average: 203
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\kbd.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\kbd.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: ddb1c559e36063532ed1cbc101c17da3
SHA-1: 051165c91f1c87bd4e1d445aafc64d4ccfd1d8fe
SHA-256: 97618c09c452bb05241f9b1cf2c1b852eb174f452b2a13c4e8be05d8345c56d9

PE image details

File entropy: 5.62474
File packed: No
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