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What is hcontroluser.exe?

Part of ATK Hotkey by ASUS

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 hcontroluser.exe run?

Process - hcontroluser.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does hcontroluser.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hcontroluser.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HControlUser' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.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 0.5% of all Boost users have the hcontroluser.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of hcontroluser.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hcontroluser.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU282.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.43 MB RAM6.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
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\hcontroluser.exe

Are there other versions of ATK Hotkey?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., trading as Asus is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Its products inc More...
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File details

File name: hcontroluser.exe
Publisher: ASUS (verified)
Name: ATK Hotkey
Description: HControlUser
Version: 1, 0, 50, 1
Product version: 1, 0, 50, 0
Size: 174.55 KB
Original file name: HControlUser.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/21/2008
Expiration date: 7/31/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000311829%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000029562%
User CPU: 0.00002822668895%
Privileged CPU time: 31.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,326,232,037
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.32 MB
Paged memory: 1.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.48 MB
Paged system memory: 81.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.14 KB
Working set memory: 752 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.63 MB
Min working set memory: 728 KB
Private memory: 1.43 MB
Page faults: 1,185
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 37
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HControlUser
Command: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe

Image hashes

MD5: e17a96ec1f9f188edd7466ddaa0bf070
SHA-1: 1ce9169b903b459a24c6909fb7786a4e6449b121

PE image details

File packed: No
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