What is Khalmnpr.exe

Logitech KHAL Main Process - Logitech SetPoint - Logitech, Inc.

File description

Khalmnpr.exe with description Logitech KHAL Main Process is a process file from company Logitech, Inc. belonging to product Logitech SetPoint.
The file is digitally signed from Logitech - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
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What is khalmnpr.exe?
Khalmnpr.exe, or the Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer Main Process, is part of the Logitech SetPoint software that is installed with Logitech keyboard and mouse drivers. Its purpose is to allow configuration of the many advanced features found on Logitech keyboards, mice, and other products. The following is a screenshot of the SetPoint software, of which this process is a significant part:



This process is not essential to the operation of the system and can safely be disabled. Be aware that by killing this, you will be unable to take advantage of the features that you configured in the SetPoint software. If you wish to permanently get rid of the executable and the associated features, you should uninstall the SetPoint software. The following screenshot illustrates how this process should appear in the Task Manager:



As you can see in the above screenshot, khalmnpr.exe typically runs as the current user (in this case, Mike). A process with this name that is running as another user may be but is not necessarily indicative of a malware infection.

Dangers of khalmnpr
As this is an executable that is found on many systems with Logitech peripherals, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to it but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • Khalmnpr.exe uses 100% CPU time
    • This can be caused by an outdated version of SetPoint or an old Logitech driver. Update your Logitech drivers and the SetPoint software.
    • If everything is up-to-date, try reinstalling your Logitech drivers and SetPoint software.
    • If the problem persists, you can uninstall the SetPoint software.
  • SetPoint crashes frequently
    • Try reinstalling your Logitech drivers and SetPoint.
    • If the problem persists, you can uninstall the SetPoint software with no ill effects.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
57 Logitech - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
19 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
9 Logitech - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
9 Logitech - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
2 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
2 Logitech - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3
2 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service
1 Logitech, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2

MD5 security rating in our database

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2 files (Safe and not signed)
104 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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