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What is hcontrol.exe?

Part of ATK Hotkey by ASUSTek Computer

What is it?

The ASUS ATK Hotkey utilities are system programs that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on most Asus laptops.
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How does hcontrol.exe run?

Process - hcontrol.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. hcontrol.exe is executed by the process asldrsrv.exe (ATK Hotkey by ASUSTeK Computer).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the hcontrol.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of hcontrol.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hcontrol.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU40.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.55 MB RAM7.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\atk package\atk hotkey\hcontrol.exe

Are there other versions of ATK Hotkey?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: hcontrol.exe
Publisher: ASUSTek Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: ATK Hotkey
Description: HControl
Version: 1, 0, 73, 1
Product version: 1, 0, 73, 0
Size: 180.38 KB
Original file name: HControl.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2009
Expiration date: 8/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000094744%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000054390%
User CPU: 0.00000403541322%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 365,406,978
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 74.88 MB
Peak committed memory: 79.93 MB
Paged memory: 1.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.81 MB
Paged system memory: 146.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.34 KB
Working set memory: 2.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.04 MB
Min working set memory: 944 KB
Private memory: 1.55 MB
Page faults: 3,049
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 27.27 KB
Total other operations: 2,226
Total other transfer: 60.25 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 10
Handle count average: 177
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 8969286f44a62758aacbd38f27d59bf5
SHA-1: 723b0f8a205c984173615f8d1a00e14375a5f5c6

PE image details

File packed: No
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