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Intel Common User Interface by Intel Corporation (Signed)

Remove HKCMD.exe
Warning 7 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of HKCMD.exe.


hkcmd.exe has 323 known versions, the most recent one is hkcmd.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 312.74 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Intel Corporation by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs Internet Download Manager, Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver and Intel_Chipset_Win8x64 have been observed as installing specific variations of hkcmd.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0020% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.29 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 5.84 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.79 KB per minute for reads and 14 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is hkcmd.exe?

The Common User Interface is part of Intels Common User Interface for chipsets with integrated graphics controllers which allows user to change different driver properties through Windows User Interface. Quick access to the control panel via a System Tray icon.


File name:hkcmd.exe
Publisher:Intel Corporation
Product name:Intel(R) Common User Interface
Description:hkcmd Module
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
Issued to:Intel Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, March 20, 2008
Expiration date:Saturday, April 23, 2011

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Intel(R) Common User Interface.)
Intel Corporation
5% remove
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quali...
10% remove
Bringing together all kinds of awesomeness to make browsing better for you. Get to your favorite sites quickly – even if you don’t remember the URLs. Type your term into the location bar (aka the Awes...
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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The REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver is the software driver for the Realtek GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software ...
Sensory Software
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Tonec Inc.
30% remove
Internet Download Manager (also called IDM) is a shareware download manager. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of hkcmd.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'igfxhkcmd' → C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
  • 'HotKeysCmds' → C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 7 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Bkav Security W32.HfsAuto.65f5
ByteHero Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.IframeExec.brouwu
The Hacker None Trojan/Menti.mxuv
The Hacker None Trojan/Menti.mxvf
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0824
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Menti 3,0,0,1918

VersionsAll file variations of hkcmd.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
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9e4093cfdc3001359f206e44b82b868c 1ff20aec700a70447a477afa5481c80500b1bd76 752.96 KB
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9e8b0776f3cef4e6d4602c6c3cd51f74 2ee07a43d13a7b94d322e91e3bffced08098c24d 397.98 KB
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.48%
Windows 8 9.56%
Windows 8.1 7.85%
Windows 7 Professional 7.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.78%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.73%
Windows 7 Starter 2.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.39%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.39%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.71%
Windows 8 Pro 1.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.37%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.37%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.68%
Windows Vista Business 0.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.68%
Windows 8.1 N 0.34%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.34%
26 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 32.04% of Intel(R) Common User Interface.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.30%
Hewlett-Packard 15.23%
ASUS 14.72%
Lenovo 12.18%
Toshiba 11.68%
Acer 9.14%
Sony 8.12%
Samsung 3.05%
Intel 2.54%
Alienware 0.51%
American Megatrends 0.51%
NEC 0.51%
MSI 0.51%
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