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Program info

Estimated safety rating


hkcmd.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if hkcmd.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


This application is usually found in C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 8b0de4b972db725fb9d591e69cd236fb.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the entire set of features of current PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 hkcmd Module

The description written in the file is hkcmd Module.

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Intel Corporation

Company Intel Corporation.


 Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation

Legal copyright notice Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation.

Has valid windows


This exe does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.

Digitally signed


hkcmd.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from hkcmd.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility PCA

Starts with windows


This program starts at Windows startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.