What is ModPS2Key.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 ModPS2Key.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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ModPS2Key.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ModPS2Key
ModPS2Key.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: ModPS2Key.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ModPS2Key.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 53,248 bytes. 
The program is not visible. ModPS2Key.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. ModPS2Key.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ModPS2Key.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the ModPS2Key.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

Caused my computer to crash multiple times. After it was removed using security task manager, my computer ran smoothly.
I do believe that our friend Alex is over exaggerating just a bit. I've unknowingly had it on my PC for months, perhaps a year or more, with little to no noticeable side effects.
  Kyle Scion  

Summary: Average user rating of ModPS2Key.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ModPS2Key.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ModPS2Key issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ModPS2Key. 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 ModPS2Key.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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