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Should I remove ATK Hotkey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,753
United States Rank #2,307
Reach 0.4988%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 276.38 days
764.35 days >
Average installed length: 401.61 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0057 1.29%
1.0.0056 3.80%
1.0.0055 3.80%
1.0.0054 14.50%
1.0.0053 12.05%
1.0.0052 30.35%
1.0.0051 14.68%
1.0.0050 4.44%
1.0.0049 6.78%
1.0.0048 0.47%
1.0.0047 0.41%
1.0.0046 0.29%
1.0.0045 0.76%
1.0.0044 0.35%
1.0.0043 0.06%
1.0.0042 1.17%
1.0.0041 0.23%
1.0.0040 1.17%
1.0.0039 0.12%
1.0.0038 2.46%
1.0.0037 0.58%
1.0.0036 0.23%

Typically installed together

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ATK Hotkey

What is ATK Hotkey?

The ATK Hotkey program is required to make use of all the function key shortcuts.

Overview

ATK Hotkey is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 1.0.0052, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is WDC.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.68 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 5.74 MB (6,022,045 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 35% of users of ATK Hotkey come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7C05592D-424B-46CB-B505-E0013E8E75C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ATK Hotkey

Program executable:WDC.exe
Name:ATK Hotkey
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\WDC.exe
MD5:4a7c441d99d86704d194e7678873b95d
The ASUS ATK Hotkey utilities are system programs that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on most Asus laptops.
Additional files:
  • ATKOSD.exe - ATK Hotkey (ATKOSD)
  • CypressTPCfg.exe - ATK Htokey (CypressTPCfg)
  • CypressTPCfg64.exe
  • ElanTPCfg.exe - ElanTPCfg
  • ElanTPCfg64.exe
  • HCLaun32.exe - HCLaun
  • HCLaun64.exe
  • HCLaunMail32.exe - HCLaunMail
  • HCLaunMail64.exe
  • HControl.exe - HControl
  • HControlUser.exe - HControlUser
  • HCSup.exe - HCSup
  • KBFiltr.exe - KBFiltr
  • MsgTranAgt.exe - MsgTranAgt
  • MsgTranAgt64.exe
  • SynptDis.exe - SynptDis Application
  • WDC.exe - WDC
  • AsLdrSrv.exe - ADSMSrv (ASLDR Service)
  • InstASLDRSrv.exe - InstASLDRSrv
  • SiSPkt.dll (by Silicon Integrated Systems) - SiS160 Series Wireless LAN Adapter (SiSPkt)
  • ChangeMode.dll - ChangeMode Dynamic Link Library (ChangeMode DLL)
  • ASUSNet.dll - ASUSNet Dynamic Link Library (ASUSNet DLL)
  • ASW32N50.DLL (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (WinDis 32 API & Platform Compatibility DLL)
  • AspScal.exe - AspScal Application (AspScal MFC Application)
  • ATKWLIOC.DLL (by ACTIONTEC Electronics,Inc) - PRISM Wireless LAN (AEI Driver Interface Library)
  • Atouch64.exe - Atouch64
  • inter_f2.dll (by ATK) - ATK0100 (inter_f2 DLL)
  • RADFN.DLL (by Intel) - M3AWEB
  • askill.exe
  • CMSSC.DLL
  • emxunit.dll
  • StkInterface.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HControlUser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HControlUser_850345' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HControlUser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HControlUser.
Service
  • AsLdrSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASLDR Service' (ASLDRService).
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATKHOTKEY' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe.
  • MsgTranAgt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MsgTranAgt' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\MsgTranAgt.exe.
  • HControlUser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HControlUser' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WDC.exe
Memory:1.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001848384%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008748%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009736%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,320
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:98 Bytes
435.61 KB average
ATKOSD.exe
Memory:1.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0005382651%
Kernel CPU:0.00014153%
User CPU:0.00039674%
CPU cycles/sec:534
ElanTPCfg64.exe
Memory:1.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0000176621%
Kernel CPU:0.00001332%
User CPU:0.00000434%

How do I remove ATK Hotkey?

Quickly and completely remove ATK Hotkey from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ATK Hotkey from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ATK Hotkey, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ATK Hotkey.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,753

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows Vista 11.57%
Windows XP 3.45%
Windows 8 3.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.40%
Windows 8 Pro 1.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.80%
  Germany 8.95%
  Taiwan 4.96%
  France 4.86%
  Italy 4.60%
  Poland 3.09%
  Netherlands 2.73%
  Iran 2.68%
  Australia 2.23%
  United Kingdom 2.18%
  Spain 2.12%
  Sweden 1.97%
  Portugal 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 90.30%
Acer 3.74%
Hewlett-Packard 2.03%
Dell 1.66%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Lenovo 0.31%
Samsung 0.31%
Toshiba 0.31%
Alienware 0.18%
Packard Bell 0.06%
Sahara 0.06%
GIGABYTE 0.06%
Common models
ASUSTeK K50IJ 16.52%
ASUSTeK K50IN 4.05%
ASUSTeK N61Jq 3.40%
ASUSTek G60JX 3.04%
ASUSTeK UL30A 2.98%
ASUSTeK K60IJ 2.21%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com

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