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How to remove an HControl error


HControl.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 an application you can trust.

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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 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. http://www.file.net/process/hcontrol.exe.html 
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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User Comments

HotKeysCmds
   
It came installed with my sony vaio Laptop... it's supposed to enable additional keys
  robert  
It's a Software That Enables Hotkey Commands (Programmable) Linked in Additional Keys Often External From Keyboards. Used on Notebooks
  Vash_T.S.  
It's Also Used for OSD Commands
  Vash_T.S.  
came also with some Samsung Notebooks... just for the Hotkeys
  Coalminer   (further information)
After 7 months using my new Sony VAIO, something changed on my system (don't know what) and now Hcontrol.exe causes Outlook Express to open every time Windows starts up. Not harmful, but irritating nevertheless. When hcontrol.exe is disabled my hotkeys still work, as far as I can tell...
  chris  
Empfohlen bei Asus Notebook
  Fred  
Installed on Asus Laptops, provides short-cut keys (Function Key + Function Numbers) to useful features such as turning wireless on/off etc.
  Marcus Smith  
I can't launch the Internet Explorer anymore - other ATK driver installed but that didn't help.
  Marieke  
might be a hotkey driver problem...
  noname  
nix gefährliches
  niemand  
Sony Laptop. After upgrade to SP2 Outlook Express started automatically; now the same thing happens after adding Microsoft updates. I will disable it and see if the problem is cured.
  Robin M.  
I have an Asus Notebook, and somehow hcontrol.exe at times uses 100% of my CPU speed, which is irritating...
   
I had the same problem with, and result of fix suggested for, my Sony Vaio as Chris did. It started immediately after installing XP Service Pack 2. Running msconfig startup and enabling items one at a time revealed the problem.
  Frank McD  
not essential...unless you want the button to turn wireless on/off to work
  jvn  
CPU spikes to 100% under certain conditions, but unsure how to replicate conditions
  Sir Lulz  
I have it on my Asus Laptop. Sometimes it hangs and uses 100% of CPU. I keep a backup and replace it once in a while, this solves the problem for a few months.
  Gregoris  
Alot, enough to know it's 100% trustworthy, because the Company: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (www.asus.com) or ATK.Hcontrol.exe is a Windows file created by ASUSTek Computer.
  Jindra vd Paverd   (further information)
Asus laptop utility for hotkeys
  Ian  
ATK Hotkey
   
It enables secondary use of keys on laptops.
  Lo que sabe   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of HControl.exe: based on 25 votes with 21 reviews.
12 users think HControl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks HControl.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade HControl.exe ("not sure about it").


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