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What is hotkeymon.exe?

Part of HotkeyMon 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 hotkeymon.exe run?

Process - hotkeymon.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. hotkeymon.exe is executed by the process asusservice.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hotkeymon.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hotkeymon.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hotkeymon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00120% CPU12021.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.13 MB RAM5.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\eeepc\hotkeyservice\hotkeymon.exe

Are there other versions of HotkeyMon?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: hotkeymon.exe
Publisher: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: HotkeyMon
Description: HotkeyMon
Version: 6, 1, 1, 1004
Size: 98.91 KB
Original file name: HotkeyMon

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/8/2009
Expiration date: 4/8/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0048087742%
Privileged CPU: 0.0036065807%
User CPU: 0.00120219356078%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 287,486,993
CPU cycle count /min: 387,966
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 37.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.67 MB
Paged memory: 1.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.2 MB
Paged system memory: 67.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.9 KB
Working set memory: 3.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.96 MB
Min working set memory: 3.5 MB
Private memory: 1.13 MB
Page faults: 1,194
Page faults /min: 2
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 82
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\HotKeyMon.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 9100ec985ac97c4537e571e5ac0f9e0d
SHA-1: 80e20b7d56d4c7226b072a657f2fe2bc43c67ca9
SHA-256: 1c9213370b216a9b6019c4141d344bd7ce63ec31947949ce4d7557c47bb9e574

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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