How to remove an zHotkey error
The free file information forum can help you determine if zHotkey.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.
ZHotkey.exe file information
Description: zHotkey.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 543,232 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 550,912 bytes, 496,640 bytes, 547,840 bytes or 515,584 bytes.
ZHotkey.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. ZHotkey.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. There is no description of the program. zHotkey.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 94% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify zHotkey.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "CHotKey" can run at start up. Enables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol , vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended features
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as zHotkey.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the zHotkey.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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