What is IndicatorUty.exe?

The genuine IndicatorUty.exe file is a software component of Fujitsu Hotkey Utility by FUJITSU LIMITED.
Native to Fujitsu laptops, this application starts with Windows and runs in the background. When a Hotkey shortcut is used, this application displays an icon on the screen indicating which hotkey was used and which feature is affected. Founded in 1935 in Japan, Fujitsu ranks third in the world for providing information technology services.

IndicatorUty stands for Indicator Utility

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the IndicatorUty.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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IndicatorUty.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with IndicatorUty
IndicatorUty.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Fujitsu Hotkey Utility belongs to software Fujitsu Hotkey Utility or Fujitsu Button Driver Component or Helios Software Solutions by FUJITSU LIMITED (

Description: IndicatorUty.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IndicatorUty.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 90,112 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The IndicatorUty.exe file is not a Windows core file. The IndicatorUty.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Fujitsu Button Driver Component or Fujitsu Hotkey Utility), go to the support area of the Fujitsu website or update the program.

Recommended: Identify IndicatorUty.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IndicatorUty.exe. Therefore, you should check the IndicatorUty.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

Nothing-but my computer is a Fujitsu
Shipped as part of Fujitsu laptops
    (further information)
Fujitsu Hotkey Utility
  Curtis maurand   (further information)
Functionality to control Fn-F keys
  S   (further information)
Part of standard Fujitsu product software. Provides advanced hot key functions.
  Pete Ittner  
This is an expected part of a fujitsu laptop. If you remove or quarantine, your Fujitsu hotkeys will not work. No big deal either way.
It is part of the Fujitsu software that came with the laptop.

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Summary: Average user rating of IndicatorUty.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments. 11 users think IndicatorUty.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving IndicatorUty issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IndicatorUty. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the IndicatorUty.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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