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1.0.4 71.43%
1.0.1 28.57%

Kensington TrackballWorks

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Kensington TrackballWorks is a software program developed by Kensington Computer Products Group. The most common release is 1.0.4, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named KTbWorks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.4 MB (7,761,578 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 79% of users of Kensington TrackballWorks come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kensington.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kensington TrackballWorks
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\UnKWorks.exe UnKWorks.UNI
Estimated size: 7.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kensington TrackballWorks

Program executable:KTbWorks.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Kensington TrackballWorks\KTbWorks.exe
Additional files:
  • KTbWorksL.exe - KTbWorks Application
  • KTbWorksS.exe
  • KTbWorks.exe
  • TKBARUTL.DLL (by Dritek System) - Dritek System Inc. TkBarUtl 4.23.2001 ( VC60 ) (TaskBar Utility Library)
  • VistaVol.DLL (by Dritek System) - Windows Vista Master Volume Control Library
  • COMFNUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Common Function Utility (Common Function Utility Library)
  • WND2FILE.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Window/File Interlinker (Retrieve Execute FileName or Window Hande)
  • ChkKey.dll - ChkKey Dynamic Link Library
  • MIXERUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. MixerUtl (Mixer Utility Library)
  • KTbUiRes.dll - KTbUiRes Resource Library (TrackballWorks Resource Library)
  • x64DrvFx.exe - x64DrvFx (Setup helper for 64-bit Windows)
  • PxuiUtl.dll - PXuiUtl Module
  • x64Commander.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • KTbWorks.exe is scheduled as a task named 'KensingtonMouseWorks' (runs on boot).
  • x64Commander.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E5E8A79-30B0-46B1-BC64-02EF32831C23}' (runs on registration).
  • KTbWorksL.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B87290E8-A63C-48C6-8DA5-88B605186CC2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • KTbWorks.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KensingtonMouseWorks.
  • KTbWorksS.exe runs as a service named 'Kensington TrackballWorks Service' (KTbWorksService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • KTbWorks.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KTbWorks' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kensington TrackballWorks\KTbWorks.exe".
  • KTbWorksL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KTbWorks' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kensington TrackballWorks\KTbWorksL.exe".

How do I remove Kensington TrackballWorks?

Quickly and completely remove Kensington TrackballWorks from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Kensington TrackballWorks 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 Kensington TrackballWorks, 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 Kensington TrackballWorks.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.57%
Windows Vista 12.86%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 10 8.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.78%
Windows 7 Professional 23.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.05%
  United Kingdom 7.62%
  Ireland 2.86%
  Japan 2.86%
  Israel 1.90%
  Canada 0.95%
  Germany 0.95%
  Italy 0.95%
  Netherlands 0.95%
  Turkey 0.95%
  Taiwan 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 32.50%
Apple 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Acer 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 1.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 1.89%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.89%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.89%


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