What is kmw_run.exe?
Kmw_run.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if kmw_run.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Kmw_run.exe file information
Description: Kmw_run.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. kmw_run.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 106,496 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 118,784 bytes, 102,400 bytes or 49,152 bytes.
There is no file information. The kmw_run.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Kmw_run.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Kmw_run.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify kmw_run.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "kmw_run.exe" can run at start up. Kensington MouseWorks - mouse/trackball software. Not required unles you use any special features
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as kmw_run.exe. Therefore, you should check the kmw_run.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
Tom 2012 February
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