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What is nvhotkey.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 179.68 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 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 179.68 is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the nvhotkey.dll process running.Of the 0.1% of nvhotkey.dll users, 35.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvhotkey.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU89.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.95 MB RAM9.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              17 GDI objects11.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: nvhotkey.dll
Name: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 179.68
Description: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 179.68
Size: 88 KB
Original file name: nvHotkey.dll

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000362904%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000273665%
User CPU: 0.00000892386880%
Privileged CPU time: 46.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 35.88 MB
Paged memory: 1.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.95 MB
Paged system memory: 58.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.42 KB
Working set memory: 2.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.89 MB
Min working set memory: 2.89 MB
Private memory: 1.95 MB
Page faults: 776
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 36
Thread count average: 1

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: NVHotkey
Command: rundll32.exe nvHotkey.dll,Start

Image hashes

MD5: 0e2ff6eb2fb975d291a6175565d4ccdb
SHA-1: fbb3889176c7a1672b82dd43e239f398e643fdfe
SHA-256: db4f654f4f4492641a5da2cbc878f229d70729593df7559eedd0ea16fc40da09

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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