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#1 billiards2468

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

first off there are 2 different 'apps':

KBD EXE which is in runonce > KBDSTUB.EXE

and kbdstub.exe which is in c: > program files > hewlett-packard > kbd


my concern here is I see the cpu usage go up sometimes...

I no longer use my HP keyboard, I used a logitech G110...
It has its own agent but I don't see it in the startup list only running processes. Lgdevagt.exe
edit: ah yes there they are in startup: LgDevAgt.exe and LGDCore.exe

I'd like to be able to type my password @ welcome screen so I haven't disabled kbd just in case.....

hpsysdrv.exe in runonce is another that I wish I could remove, or stop/block.
Luckily these are my only unwanted entries.

Any thoughts??? :huh:

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

Can you remove them from Programs and Features?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:32 PM

No program shows up there... Only HP Mediasmart, dvd, advisor, etc...
I could get rid of them any number of ways...

...but is it safe for me to disable with the info I provided?

kbd my keyboard won't stop workin?
hysysdrv my pc will still boot, with hp option screen 1st. HP's SmartMenu.exe I think?

Thanks for help. I want my startup to be security suite and power backup only.
?? I hope.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:34 PM

Go ahead and disable them if you do not use your HP Keyboard.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:14 AM

thanks, will do.

so disabling hpsysdrv won't mess anything up?

cuz I have not determined precisely what it does...

thanks I have wanted to get rid o these for a while.

sorry for bad typing I'm on phone.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:47 AM

sorry for double post which I just deleted.
Phone told me page could not load, but I guess it did.

another process I would like to negate is wmpnscfg.exe
(not on startup list)

some 'security' process monitors rate it as a threat.... Windows Media Player Network Sharing Serivce Configuration Application.

I do not use Windows Media Player.
I have blocked this program from executing with Kaspersky. But it still tries every day... Is this WMP trying to update???

Thanks for your help.....

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:58 PM

That process is fine, Kaspersky is detecting it as a false positive. I would dump it, and get Avast or Avira.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:20 PM

Kaspersky isn't detecting it as anything. I'm talking about other utilities that include threat bars...
Wmpnscfg.exe or whatever always has higher threat bar than any other.

similar story with hpsysdrv and kbd kbdtstub.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:05 PM

What other utilities do you have installed?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:04 PM

Can you post one more time, which exact entries you want to disable?

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

kbd stub.exe in startup
kbd.exe constantly in process list

hpsysdrv.exe in startup and constantly running

wmpnscfg.exe (tries to start on its own periodically, I don't use wmp.)

I'd prefer if these processes didn't exist on my pc.

worried about disabling hp ones...

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:40 PM

example of utility I'm taking about: Glary Util Pro.

another: anvir task manager or security process explorer

currently I have none of these installed but noticed in the previous weeks.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:39 PM

If you no longer use HP keyboard, you can safely disable kbdstub.exe startup. That, most likely, will stop kbd.exe process. If not, let me know.

hpsysdrv.exe - up to you

This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stops working


wmpnscfg.exe belongs to Windows Media Player and it has no business to be a startup - disable it

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:59 PM

Just a note: to keep wmpnscfg.exe from starting, you have to disable its Service:

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Just unchecking the startup entry won't keep it from starting. I fought with this for a while before I discovered you have to go in and disable the service. :huh:
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

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