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What is HotFixInstaller.exe?

HotFixInstaller.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 HotFixInstaller.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.

HotFixInstaller.exe file information

The process known as HOTIRON Hotfix Installer belongs to software Microsoft Visual Studio (version 2008) by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: HotFixInstaller.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file HotFixInstaller.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\ or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 321,888 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 318,816 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hotfixinstaller.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. HotFixInstaller.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify HotFixInstaller.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HotFixInstaller.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HotFixInstaller.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

Part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 from Microsoft
Trusted: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  Sonya Finkey   (further information)
must have found a malware one came with a file called eula and multiplied itself several times bogging down my memory alot
interface application between word and windows

Summary: Average user rating of HotFixInstaller.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments.
2 users think HotFixInstaller.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks HotFixInstaller.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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