How to remove an thotkey error
The free file information forum can help you determine if thotkey.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.
Thotkey.exe file information
Description: thotkey.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 352,256 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 430,080 bytes and 11 more variants.
Thotkey.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. thotkey.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If thotkey.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 249,856 bytes. The program is not visible. File thotkey.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Thotkey.exe is not a Windows core file. thotkey.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "THOTKEY" can run at start up. Associated with the Fn+ keys on Toshiba laptops. When disabled some keys still worked, like the one that regulates the volume of the system beep, but others didn't, like the one that immediately blackens your screen
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as thotkey.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the thotkey.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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