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Should I remove USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,909
United States Rank #4,276
Reach 0.0792%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.40 days
129.94 days >
Average installed length: 68.27 days


VersionDistribution 5.00% 4.48% 0.70% 53.94% 1.41% 5.70% 27.55% 1.22%

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USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard

What is USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard?

This package installs an updated Microsoft Windows Vista device driver for the USB Enhanced Performance and USB Enhanced Performance Wireless keyboards.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 PKCfg.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 12.81 MB (13,433,547 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{989DC5D9-A776-430D-9E16-D36E5B81CD86}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard

Program executable:PKCfg.exe
Name:USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard
Enhanced Performance Keyboard Configuration
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard\PKCfg.exe
Additional files:
  • PKCfg.exe (by LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP) - USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard (Enhanced Performance Keyboard Configuration)
  • Skdaemon.exe (by LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP) - USB Ehanced Performance Keyboard (Skd881x Daemon)
  • SkHidKbd.dll - SkHidKbd
  • SKHOOKS.DLL (by LITE-ON) - Win32 Hooks DLL
  • SKOSD.DLL - OSD Functions DLL
  • Skutil.dll - General Utility Functions DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Skdaemon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 10.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Skdaemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Enhanced Performance Keyboard' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard\SKDaemon.exe.

How do I remove USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard?

You can uninstall USB Enhanced Performance 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard, 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 USB Enhanced Performance Keyboard.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.17%
Windows 10 41.51%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 54.18%
Windows 10 Pro 23.52%
Windows 8.1 6.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.21%
Windows 10 Home 4.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.32%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Germany 3.19%
  Canada 2.58%
  Italy 2.25%
  France 1.97%
  Australia 1.64%
  DK 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Norway 1.36%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Czech Republic 0.98%
  Singapore 0.89%
  Finland 0.89%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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