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What is zhotkey.exe?

Part of Multimedia Keyboard Driver

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How does zhotkey.exe run?

Process - zhotkey.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does zhotkey.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - zhotkey.exe is registered with the run identifier 'CHotkey' and the execution command 'zHotkey.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the zhotkey.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of zhotkey.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is zhotkey.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00010% CPU1004.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.04 MB RAM37.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
106 GDI objects70.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\zhotkey.exe

Are there other versions of Multimedia Keyboard Driver?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
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File details

File name: zhotkey.exe
Name: Multimedia Keyboard Driver
Description: Multimedia Keyboard Driver
Version: 3, 0, 0, 10
Product version: 3, 0, 0, 0
Size: 535 KB
Original file name: mHotkey.res

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002155991%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001151705%
User CPU: 0.00010042866334%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 730,702,248
CPU cycle count /min: 15,492,877
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 63.39 MB
Paged memory: 8.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.09 MB
Paged system memory: 51.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.83 KB
Working set memory: 1.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.02 MB
Min working set memory: 260 KB
Private memory: 8.04 MB
Page faults: 10,218
Page faults /min: 13
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 756 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 7
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 812 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 601
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 9.84 KB
Other Transfer /min: 13 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 106
USER objects: 53
Resources
Handle count average: 236
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages
wdmaud.drv

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: CHotkey
Command: zHotkey.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 4fcd9c7c39e7a78ae1778cb3d4922532
SHA-1: 56f57ea23aea49824be78138c551a9114e83e29b
SHA-256: 1f3e21724958d19a5e7e6257d1c7fc7145aea3ff2dc9a05063cdd1ee673714a4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
hidmnt.dll
hkntdll.dll
kernel32.dll
oleaut32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
winmm.dll
Export Table
_debughook
_exceptionclass
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