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What is itype.exe?

Part of Microsoft IntelliType Pro by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft IntelliType is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsoft's series of computer keyboards.(It has been succeeded by Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, which combines IntelliType with IntelliPoint.) IntelliType supports all known Microsoft keyboards but some advanced features may only be available on certain models. If the keyboard has multimedia buttons, the user can define them to run any program or action.
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How does itype.exe run?

Process - itype.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. itype.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does itype.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - itype.exe is registered with the run identifier 'itype' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.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.
Scheduled task - itype.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IType_exe'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the itype.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of itype.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is itype.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00623% CPU62281.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.17 MB RAM47.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
62 context switches/sec62.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft intellitype pro\itype.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft IntelliType Pro?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Microsoft IntelliType Pro.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: itype.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft IntelliType Pro
Description: IType.exe
Version: 8.20.469.0
Product version: 8.2
Size: 1.25 MB
Original file name: IType.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 2/21/2011
Expiration date: 5/21/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0134907174%
Privileged CPU: 0.0072625384%
User CPU: 0.00622817896471%
Privileged CPU time: 26762.94 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,722,428,654
CPU cycle count /min: 37,145,270
Context switches /sec: 62
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 96.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 122.44 MB
Paged memory: 10.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 27.54 MB
Paged system memory: 118.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.05 KB
Working set memory: 3.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.08 MB
Min working set memory: 1.78 MB
Private memory: 10.17 MB
Page faults: 75,299
Page faults /min: 16
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 566
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 918.22 KB
Read transfer /min: 365 Bytes
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.47 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 119,477
Other operations /min: 37
Total other transfer: 4.11 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.31 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 44
Peak USER objects: 43
Handle count average: 400
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: itype
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IType_exe
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IType_exe.job

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1258

Image hashes

MD5: cfe4bd7c25a750d71a5bd2390953beb6
SHA-1: 24e10e050aef709644fd033d8bb460d0fb44a97e
SHA-256: aa536afaec82ef3c29c3ef36e32dcfe5646b0ede0e8d84f7b9fb9d3294d55e9b

PE image details

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