Is hkcmd.exe safe or is this malware?

Purpose of hkcmd.exe:

hkcmd.exe file purpose and description:

Hkcmd.exe is a program that most likely arrived on your pc when your first purchased it. This most likely was preinstall software on your computer. This program comes installed with Intel multimedia devices. The actual disk location for this file is below, always verify this to make sure yours is in the proper location, as many spyware or virus related programs attempt to fool you. This hkcmd.exe file program goes by the name Intel Hotkey and it allows you to configure various devices and can run diagnostics against these. This file is considered a safe file, and is not considered spyware, virus or malware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)

File type:
This is an exe file.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This file should be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, hkcmd.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of hkcmd.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!