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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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CHIPDRIVE MyKey is a program developed by Identive GmbH. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Uninst_CHIPDRIVE MyKey.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 26.89 MB (28,196,253 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 79% of users of CHIPDRIVE MyKey come from Germany, it is also popular in Netherlands and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.identive-infrastructure.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chipdrive\chipdrive mykey
Estimated size: 26.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CHIPDRIVE MyKey

Program executable:Uninst_CHIPDRIVE MyKey.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\chipdrive\chipdrive mykey\Uninst_CHIPDRIVE MyKey.exe
Additional files:
  • MKInstall.exe - CHIPDRIVE MyKey
  • MKLG_eng.dll - MyKey Language file English
  • MKLG_esp.dll - MyKey Language file Spanish
  • MKLG_ger.dll - MyKey Language file German
  • MyKey.exe
  • LicenseManager.exe - License Manager
  • Uninst_CHIPDRIVE MyKey.exe - Installer
  • Autorun_eng.exe
  • Autorun_ger.exe
  • Autorun_spa.exe
  • Elevation.exe
  • IEIf.dll
  • SCMgrLib.dll (by SCM Microsystems)
  • SCMSOK.exe (by SCM Microsystems)
  • SOKAPI.dll - SOK API
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MyKey.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyKey' which loads as C:\Program Files\CHIPDRIVE\CHIPDRIVE MyKey\MyKey\MyKey.exe.

How do I remove CHIPDRIVE MyKey?

You can uninstall CHIPDRIVE MyKey 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CHIPDRIVE MyKey, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 CHIPDRIVE MyKey.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.73%
Windows 10 34.92%
Windows Vista 3.97%
Windows XP 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.65%
Windows 7 Professional 12.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.97%
Windows 8.1 6.77%
Windows 10 Home 5.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.06% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 79.06%
  Netherlands 10.26%
  United States 2.99%
  Austria 2.56%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%
  Finland 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  Greece 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 34.38%
Hewlett-Packard 17.19%
Acer 15.63%
ASUS 10.16%
Dell 7.03%
Intel 2.34%
Lenovo 2.34%
Samsung 2.34%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Sahara 1.56%
Toshiba 1.56%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7708 11.68%
ASUS All Series 3.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.19%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.19%
N/A P7812 2.19%


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