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by jclarke926 / December 4, 2012 12:23 PM PST

I have an asus computer and i went into the task manager and something called wdc.exe came up. People say its a key logger or a product from asus. I try to end it but it wont let me, im worried so much please help.

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Is it C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\WDC.exe ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2012 12:51 PM PST
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Or similar?

Now about HOTKEY apps. Those can run afoul of the keylogger FALSE POSITIVE for a simple reason. It does have to look at all keystrokes in order to see if you pushed a hotkey combo.

I can understand why folk are concerned as no one is taking classes on how this all works under the hood.

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by jclarke926 / December 4, 2012 8:25 PM PST

Sorry i don't know much about computers, but i just ran a full scan with microsoft security essentials and the file is still there. I've been looking at other forums and people said that its something from asus. And i don't know what a hotkey app is soryy :/

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by mchainmchain / December 4, 2012 11:14 PM PST
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are programs that actually run a requested function or operation via a simultaneous key press on the keyboard.

Example: Alt+N = Next item to find in a text search.

All Asus does is enable you to use a key press shortcut that is specialised and unique to that program. Have a look at the help section in Asus to see what this is. Other programs often come with a hotkey app just so you know. MS Word is a good example of this.

If file is located where expected, nothing to worry about; false positive alert by MSE or whatever a/v you run.

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