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What is hotkey.exe?

Part of HotKey by LG Electronics

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How does hotkey.exe run?

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

How does hotkey.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hotkey.exe is registered with the run identifier 'KeybdUtility' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG OSD\HotKey.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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hotkey.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hotkey.exe users, 35.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hotkey.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00027% CPU2696.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.02 MB RAM37.2%
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.
80 GDI objects53.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lg software\lg osd\hotkey.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HotKey.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: hotkey.exe
Publisher: LG Electronics
Name: HotKey
Description: HotKey
Version: 2.1608.1011.01
Size: 2.89 MB
Original file name: HotKey.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005392930%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002696465%
User CPU: 0.00026964649568%
Privileged CPU time: 1404009 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3,245 ms
CPU cycle count: 984,559,796
CPU cycle count /min: 2,275,359
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.33 MB
Peak committed memory: 86.33 MB
Paged memory: 8.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.05 MB
Paged system memory: 144.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.3 KB
Working set memory: 7.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.84 MB
Min working set memory: 7.01 MB
Private memory: 8.02 MB
Page faults: 3,362
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 276 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 348 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 687
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 10.68 KB
Other Transfer /min: 25 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 80
USER objects: 22
Handle count average: 140
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG OSD\HotKey.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: KeybdUtility
Command: C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG OSD\HotKey.exe

Image hashes

MD5: d9634ea4ea5214fd791e192c443f5742
SHA-1: ebfc5a3ce77afc15957415b9bcb20d37739ed771
SHA-256: 43cd4d8be2961c4b674a73e48a96cf4169ba7271923a9649273a117a46a70b39

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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