What is MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe?

The genuine MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe file is a software component of Samsung Magic Doctor by Samsung.
Samsung Magic Doctor is a utility for diagnosing and repairing common system-related issues. MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe is a process that lets users map and use hotkeys for Samsung Magic Doctor. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

Samsung Magic Doctor is a free utility offered by Samsung that lets users self-diagnose problems arising with their system in order to troubleshoot and determine their cause. The program also features a restoration tool to flash the system to an earlier system-restore point. Samsung Magic Doctor is available for the Windows platform.

Samsung is a South Korean conglomerate that was established in 1938 as a small trading company by Lee Byung-chul. The company was a key player in South Korea's rapid post-war development that led to a burst in economic growth during the 1960s. It was one of a handful of domestic conglomerates that were protected from competition and assisted financially by President Park Chung Hee to assist the heavy growth in South Korean industrialization. Samsung currently generates over $327 billion in annual revenue and employs over 430,000 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

MagicDoctorKbdHk stands for Samsung Magic Doctor Keyboard Hotkey Module

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 MagicDoctorKbdHk.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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MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MagicDoctorKbdHk
MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Samsung Magic Doctor Launcher belongs to software Samsung Magic Doctor by Samsung Electronics Co. (

Description: MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—normally C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Samsung Magic Doctor\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 33,280 bytes or 49,152 bytes. 
The MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Samsung Magic Doctor or PlayCamera (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MagicDoctorKbdHk.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MagicDoctorKbdHk.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.


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Best practices for resolving MagicDoctorKbdHk issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MagicDoctorKbdHk. 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 MagicDoctorKbdHk.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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