What is eausbkbd.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the eausbkbd.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Eausbkbd.exe file information

The process known as Compaq Easy Access USB Keyboard Driver or EAUSBKBD belongs to software Compaq EAUSBKBD or Compaq Easy Access Keyboard Support Software by Compaq Computer ( or Compaq (

Description: Eausbkbd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Eausbkbd.exe is located in a folder listed in the Windows %PATH% environment variable—normally C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 90,112 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Eausbkbd.exe is not a Windows system file. Eausbkbd.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eausbkbd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the eausbkbd.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Programm für Multimedia-Bottoms auf Compaq PCs
  dreamslayer   (further information)
Compaq Easy Access (USB) KeyBoard utility - EA_USB_KBD
  bubba   (further information)
Compaq keyboard with Easy Access buttons won't work without it.

Summary: Average user rating of eausbkbd.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think eausbkbd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving eausbkbd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with eausbkbd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the eausbkbd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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