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Process name: Intel Hotkey
Application using this process: Intel Hotkey
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What is hkcmd.exe doing on my computer?
The process hkcmd is linked to Intel chipset graphic drivers. Intel makes use of a hot-key command module which is generally installed via a motherboard driver. The benefit of having such a process in place is that it allows a user to configure keyboard hot-keys giving the individual the opportunity to access applications with certain function key combinations. It is suggested not to terminate hkcmd.exe manually, even if you have never set functions on the computer.
Non-system processes like hkcmd.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.