What is MagicKBD.exe?

The genuine MagicKBD.exe file is a software component of Magic Keyboard by Samsung Electronics Co..
This application is used primarily on Samsung laptops (and older Gateway laptops). It allows the user to set up keyboard shortcuts to open up applications or run commands. It works in a similar fashion to most native hot key applications. It has a large variety of keyboard combinations that can be preset. Samsung has been the world's largest IT company since 2009.

MagicKbd stands for Magic Keyboard

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 MagicKBD.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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MagicKBD.exe file information

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

The process known as MagicKBD (version V5 Launcher) belongs to software Magic Keyboard for Samsung by SAMSUNG Electronics Co. (

Description: MagicKBD.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MagicKBD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—normally C:\Program Files (x86)\SAMSUNG\MagicKBD\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 299,008 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 372,736 bytes or 294,912 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows system file. The MagicKBD.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. MagicKBD.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with MagicKBD.exe occur, you can also uninstall the software Magic Keyboard using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MagicKBD.exe. Therefore, you should check the MagicKBD.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 MagicKBD issues

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