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What is nvhotkey.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 176.44 by NVIDIA

Description of nvhotkey.dll from NVIDIA
To assist with eye strain and enable ergonomic computing, NVIDIA added the QuickZoom feature to ForceWare Release 60. QuickZoom allows users to zoom in on any part of their desktop by pressing a single hotkey. When enabled, QuickZoom does not require an additional zoom window, making it optimized for both single and multi-display configurations. QuickZoom works by zooming in on either the entire display, or the current grid.
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How does nvhotkey.dll run?

Process - nvhotkey.dll is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. nvhotkey.dll is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does nvhotkey.dll start?

Startup files (all users) run - nvhotkey.dll is registered with the run identifier 'NVHotkey' and the execution command 'rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start' 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.
NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 176.44 is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the nvhotkey.dll process running.Of the 0.4% of nvhotkey.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvhotkey.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU193.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.02 MB RAM4.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About NVIDIA Corporation

Nvidia specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and mobile devices. The company, based in Santa Cl More...
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File details

File name: nvhotkey.dll
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 176.44
Description: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 176.44
Size: 94.53 KB
Original file name: nvHotkey.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/6/2007
Expiration date: 9/1/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000470593%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000277152%
User CPU: 0.00001934415100%
Total CPU time: 312 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 2433.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 65.52 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 236,891,489
CPU cycle count /min: 275,040
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.01 MB
Peak committed memory: 42.43 MB
Paged memory: 1.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.08 MB
Paged system memory: 85.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.47 KB
Working set memory: 2.01 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.37 MB
Min working set memory: 2.01 MB
Private memory: 1.02 MB
Page faults: 1,149
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 50
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Hosted Process
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: NVHotkey
Command: rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start

Image hashes

MD5: 4dd21d67bd4c027820c9df05d79a720e
SHA-1: 500732d10ca653e0e226f630dda380ceff8d6301
SHA-256: 8f7bdb35b7a64ee6468b5d2551c34f2f6122a49c48318b387fd24912b716b6ba
SHA-512: ea3eec41d3088d0f82f8f2c4f213431221214e3b90c74a3b3cc99549cc0a77dc156419177da4850a7f1d39662171eee63869957edb6d27eb946f619616d063a0

PE image details

File entropy: 5.72364
File packed: No
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