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United States Rank #3,534
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VersionDistribution
1.4.3.0 97.75%
1.4.1.0 2.25%

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HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD

What is HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD?

This is the driver and software utility for the standard HP Mainstream line of keyboards.

Overview

HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is 1.4.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is cnyhkey.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.3 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,668,204 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 47% of users of HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B40D7926-AE5F-41EA-8AC6-56C0E2F00E9D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.45 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD

Program executable:cnyhkey.exe
HP LED INDICATOR
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp mainstream keyboard\cnyhkey.exe
MD5:edcb55cf7135ccf9818eec413fb39410
Additional files:
  • HPCPQUSB.dll - HPCPQUSB
  • BATINDICATOR.exe - HP BATTERY INDICATOR
  • LaunchApp.exe - Launch a application.
  • ModLEDKey.exe - Hotkey Driver (Monitor LED Key)
  • WMINPUT.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ModLEDKey.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HPOSIAPP64'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ModLEDKey.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HPOSIAPP32.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • LaunchApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LaunchHPOSIAPP' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\LaunchApp.exe.
  • BATINDICATOR.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BATINDICATOR' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\BATINDICATOR.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • LaunchApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaunchHPOSIAPP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\LaunchApp.exe.
  • CNYHKEY.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaunchHPOSIAPP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\CNYHKEY.exe.
  • BATINDICATOR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BATINDICATOR' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\BATINDICATOR.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ModLEDKey.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\ModLEDKey.exe'.
  • LaunchApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\LaunchApp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

cnyhkey.exe
Memory:3.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000529518%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001105%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004190%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:135,158
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:2
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
BATINDICATOR.exe
Memory:3.55 MB
Total CPU:0.0000349834%
Kernel CPU:0.00002362%
User CPU:0.00001136%
Switches/sec:2
ModLEDKey.exe
Memory:1.26 MB
Total CPU:0.0000196764%
Kernel CPU:0.00001095%
User CPU:0.00000872%
CPU cycles/sec:3,408

How do I remove HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD?

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Or, you can uninstall HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.09%
Windows 8 3.54%
Windows Vista 0.80%
Windows XP 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.02%
Windows 7 Professional 28.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.87%
Windows 8 Pro 1.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.23%
  United Kingdom 8.22%
  France 6.52%
  Belgium 4.37%
  Australia 3.07%
  Germany 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.67%
  Italy 2.48%
  Sweden 1.76%
  Finland 1.63%
  Canada 1.57%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Spain 1.37%
  Singapore 1.30%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com

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