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What is HotkeyUtility.exe?

Part of Hotkey Utility

What is it?

The Hotkey utility is a system program that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on many OEM laptops.
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How does hotkeyutility.exe run?

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

How does hotkeyutility.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - HotkeyUtility.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Hotkey Utility' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\eMachines\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.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 0.1% of all Boost users have the hotkeyutility.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hotkeyutility.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is HotkeyUtility.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU904.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.6 MB RAM16.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
54 GDI objects36.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\emachines\hotkey utility\hotkeyutility.exe

Are there other versions of Hotkey Utility?

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 Utility.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: HotkeyUtility.exe
Name: Hotkey Utility
Description: Hotkey Utility
Version: 1.00.3004
Size: 614.53 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2010
Expiration date: 9/13/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003341463%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002437303%
User CPU: 0.00009041606864%
Privileged CPU time: 124.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 542,996,682
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 71.45 MB
Peak committed memory: 81.03 MB
Paged memory: 3.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.91 MB
Paged system memory: 124.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.82 KB
Working set memory: 9.51 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.13 MB
Min working set memory: 9.51 MB
Private memory: 3.6 MB
Page faults: 10,148
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 53
Total read transfer: 120.25 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 204 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,478
Total other transfer: 12.32 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 54
Peak GDI objects: 57
USER objects: 46
Peak USER objects: 46
Resources
Handle count average: 223
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Acer\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Hotkey Utility
Command: C:\Program Files\eMachines\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 84f122bffa0638ce735e891620ef7754
SHA-1: 3cddfaa9307e3c104a8d82dbd0d686cc12288e1b

PE image details

File entropy: 6.21526
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
hid.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oledlg.dll
psapi.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
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