What is HControl.exe?
HControl.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HControl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
HControl.exe file information
The process belongs to software ATK0100 or ATK Hotkey or ATK Package or ASUS HControl or Windows Update by ATK0100 or ASUS (www.asus.com) or ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (www.asus.com) or ASUSTek Computer (www.asus.com).
Description: HControl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HControl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 110,592 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes and 11 more variants.
There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
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If HControl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 225,280 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 229,376 bytes and 12 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.
If you have any problems with HControl.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Asus HControl or ATK Hotkey using Windows Control Panel, turn to the software developer, Asus, for advice or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.
If HControl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 53,248 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 57,344 bytes or 49,152 bytes. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The HControl.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.
If HControl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 8% dangerous. The file size is 182,912 bytes.
If HControl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Hcontrol" can run at start up. Hotkeys on an ASUS Notebook. Only required if you use the additional keys
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HControl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HControl.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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