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What is nvhotkey.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 175.97 by NVIDIA

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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 175.97 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.
0.00049% CPU4914.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.47 MB RAM16.1%
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:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: nvhotkey.dll
Name: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 175.97
Description: NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 175.97
Size: 88 KB
Original file name: nvHotkey.dll

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011781870%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006867507%
User CPU: 0.00049143628950%
Privileged CPU time: 109.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 44.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 47.9 MB
Paged memory: 3.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.47 MB
Paged system memory: 60.96 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.01 KB
Working set memory: 4.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.22 MB
Min working set memory: 4.21 MB
Private memory: 3.47 MB
Page faults: 1,217
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 26
Total read transfer: 26.22 KB
Total other operations: 3,860
Total other transfer: 203.57 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 46
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

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: 8621d16ecfe2e455bcaf397d3671404b
SHA-1: c4240a2ccecf33a4cb8332610ddd4abde68dadc4
SHA-256: 3e3008c6b539b36d9beab6ccd58fa2388dd969899476d073a0016b3abc3a2b59

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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