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Process name: Keyboardd Stub

Product: Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Hewlett-Packard (hp.com)

File: KbdStub.EXE

A background process that starts with Windows, the HP Keyboard Stub application services multimedia HP keyboards. It monitors for specific keystrokes associated with the multimedia key set for shortcuts. Founded in 1939, HP is currently the number one PC manufacturer in the world.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/kbdstub.exe.html 
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Average user rating of KbdStub.EXE: based on 9 votes. Read also the 9 reviews.

  • 1253 users ask for this file. One user rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about KbdStub.EXE:
This showed up on my computer when updating keyboard driver for HP Pavilion m8010y from HP website, as well as other drivers  See also: Link kjsacramento
It is the program that controls the Multi-media keyboard that ships with HP computers. Jeff2161
Vista/HP PC: stored in "c:\hp\kbd" when using HP keyboard probably needed for media buttons 65536 bytes oliver
It's for multimedia keyboards. Dont mess with it unless you dont want your leyboard to work!!! Scott
It is a HP program for their keyboard  See also: Link Michael Waters
I ran a scan with trend micro's "housecall" and it found a file called KbdStub.EXE to be a trojan horse. It got rid of it, but I had to go into the registry and delete the key. Also, had to go into the startup program and delete it from there too. Some had said it was connected somehow to the keyboard. My keyboard is fine. I know how I got this virus. My husband went to a sight to download movies.(Dumb A**) So, I went into my control panel and clicked on Network & Internet. I then clicked Manage Add Ons. On the left side you will see show: Pull down the arrow and make sure All add-ons shows. JMG
It comes installed with HP Personal Computers. It's part of their package for both 32 and 64 bit operating systems. It's for their Multimedia Keyboards and resides in "C:\Program Files (x86) Hewlett-Packard\KBD;KbdStub.EXE. To delete it off your pc is to fool with the risk of killing off those mulitmedia keys that are present on the multimedia keyboard that came with your HP PC. I for one would not fool with it; why? I use my multi-media keys all the time, I would not want them unstable and/or not working any longer. I would go to the HP website for more info (note, I did not. I checked other websites when I was reviewing start-up progarms this morning) Ken Noto (Pc Hobbyist since 84)
Nichts gefähliches :P Retell
I just got a message asking if this program can access the internet. Has never happened before so I said no. Keyboard is still working so it must be a trojan or such. My internet disconnected before I could send this and I cannot access Manage Add Ons to change anything! Pamela Butler

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