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What is nvHotkey.dll?


NvHotkey.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if nvHotkey.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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NvHotkey.dll file information

The process known as NVIDIA Hotkey Service (version 84.29, 84.69, 83.13, 101.19, 174.31, 179.48, 101.43, 94.22, 84.30, 175.97, 101.28, 189.74, 179.68) belongs to software NVIDIA Hotkey Service by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).

Description: NvHotkey.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. nvHotkey.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 73,728 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 67,584 bytes, 86,016 bytes, 90,112 bytes or 96,800 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nvhotkey.dll.html 
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). NvHotkey.dll is not a Windows core file. NvHotkey.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as nvHotkey.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvHotkey.dll 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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nvhotkey.dll is a part of NVIDIA Hotkey Service Module
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Summary: Average user rating of nvHotkey.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks nvHotkey.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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