How to remove an hotkey error
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Hotkey.exe file information
The process known as TOSHIBA Hotkey Filter Application or HotKey MFC Application or Lenovo Black Silk USB Keyboard or Performance Logs and Alerts Service or OneTouchHotKey MFC Application or TinianFn or Launch-n-Go or Hotkey Microsoft
belongs to software TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility or HotKey MFC Application or Lenovo Black Silk USB Keyboard or ASUS Hotkey or OneTouchHotKey Application or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Keyword Hotkey or TinianFn
by TOSHIBA (www.toshiba.com) or LG Electronics (www.lg.com) or JME or ASUS (www.asus.com) or Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Pmx. Electronics (www.umax.com) or Tethys Solutions.
Description: hotkey.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 114,688 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 798,208 bytes and 31 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. File hotkey.exe is not a Windows core file. hotkey.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with hotkey.exe, you can uninstall Toshiba Hotkey Utility or ASUS Hotkey software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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If hotkey.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 610,304 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 462,848 bytes and 6 more variants. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. hotkey.exe is able to record inputs.
If hotkey.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 18,944 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 70,000 bytes, 1,219,992 bytes, 20,992 bytes or 78,192 bytes. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Hotkey.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). hotkey.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hotkey.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hotkey.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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