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What is kbdstub.exe?

What is it?

kbdstub.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. kbdstub.exe is the boot strap portion of the multimedia keyboard program that will launch the core program kdb.exe at boot.
Description of kbdstub.exe from the publisher
Access frequently used media and documents via customizable hot keys.
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How is kbdstub.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - kbdstub.exe is registered with the run identifier 'KBD' and the execution command 'C:\HP\KBD\KbdStub.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 kbdstub.exe file.Of the 0.3% of kbdstub.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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

File name: kbdstub.exe
Size: 64 KB

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 7088b136bb58a5f95cf0de8386ca6c0f
SHA-1: 1e097570fc327ca89f72f8b2d4921bf6e1b7fb93
SHA-256: 7136f482c3795b6a18f4315fd9f01c88cd0372c4b4e3b6ce994402459d7bedc9

PE image details

File entropy: 4.10069
File packed: No
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