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Should I remove CapsHook?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,322
United States Rank #29,840
Reach 0.0182%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.12 days
475.64 days >
Average installed length: 249.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.7 60.00%
1.0.0.5 29.41%
1.0.0.4 1.18%
1.0.0.3 6.27%
1.0.0.2 3.14%

Other programs by ASUS

CapsHook

What is CapsHook?

The Asus CapsHook utility is used for showing the Caps Lock status when you press that key. This is useful for PCs that do not include indicator LEDs on the keyboard, which leaves you unsure if Caps Lock is engaged or not.0079519#ixzz2OVSLgTzn

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.0.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is capshook.exe. The software installer includes 161 files and is usually about 8.78 MB (9,206,561 bytes). AutomaticUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EeePC\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4B5092B6-F231-4D18-83BC-2618B729CA45}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CapsHook

Program executable:capshook.exe
Name:CapsAadNumNotify
CapsAndNumKeyNotify
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\capshook\capshook.exe
MD5:d398a7354368dd84ca749d09c03a314d
Additional files:
  • Hook.dll - CapsAndNumNotifyDll (CapsAndNumKeyNotify)
  • win7Mes.dll - Win7MesFilter
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AsusVibe2.0.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - AsusVibe2.0
  • HotkeyService.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - Asus Eee PC Hotkey Service
  • AsAcpiSvr.exe - Asus Eee PC ACPI Service
  • AsusSender.exe (by ASUSTek Computer) - AsusSender
  • AsusService.exe
  • AutomaticUpdate.dll - AutomaticUpdate
  • HotKeyMon.exe - AsEPCMon
  • ASIo.dll (by ASUSTek Computer) - AsIO Library for ASUSUpdate(PE) (AsUpIO DLL)
  • AsUpIoIns.exe - AsIoIns Application (AsIoIns MFC Application)
  • ASUSHWIO.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ASUS ASUSHWIO.DLL (ASUSHWIO)
  • AsusVibeCheckUpdate.exe - AsusVibeCheckUpdate
  • AsWMIACPI.dll
  • ClientSocket.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ClientSocket Dynamic Link Library
  • DetectDll.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Tools (ELAN Detect PS2 Protocol Tool)
  • EeeStorageCommander.exe
  • Enumeration.dll (by AsusTek Computer Inc) - Enumeration Dynamic Link Library
  • GetMulStr.dll - GetMulStr
  • Help.exe - LiveUpdate Help
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate Application (Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.)
  • MultiLanguageString.dll
  • Parser.dll
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe - Eee Super Hybrid Engine
  • Win7.dll
  • AsTray.exe - AsTray (Eee PC Tray Utility)
  • GMA500.dll - GMA500 Dynamic Link Library
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll
  • iSeriesCharge.exe - AppleCharger (USB charge for Apple product)
  • USBChargeSetting.exe - USBCharge+
  • AsEPCMon.exe
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe - AsusVibe Application
  • Eee Docking.exe - Eee Docking Application
  • PE_ROM.dll
  • Update.exe - ASUS Update (ASUS Windows Platform Flash Program)
  • WinFlash.exe - ASUS Window Base BIOS Flash Program (ASUS Window base BIOS Flash Program)
  • aprp.exe - APRP (ASUS Product Register Program)
  • ASUS WebStorage.exe (by ecm) - launcher
  • AsusVibeLiveUpdate.exe - AsusVibeLiveUpdate
  • dotNetFX35setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup)
  • ETDApi.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD Set Device Config)
  • smbinfo.dll
  • Sword.dll (by Silicon Integrated Systems) - SiS (R) Compatible Super VGA Display Modes Setting (SiS Compatible Super VGA Display Modes Setting)
  • uninst.exe (by eCareme Technologies) - ASUS WebStorage (ASUS WebStorage 3.0.108.222)
  • UninstallV1.exe - Uninstal
  • UpdateSelf.exe - LiveUpdate (Liveupdate update myself when need fix myself)
  • VibeClientDBRequest.dll (by ASUSTek COMPUTER) - VibeClientDBRequest

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A89ED-0824-4E66-93DE-CB46B9CEB056}' (runs on registration).
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B1815CA-BD6E-4C4B-8CB0-D534524E5A79}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF985233-9DF0-4848-834D-F711114219A9}' (runs on registration).
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4BA5EFD6-7FCF-4EAC-8F47-71A6123A354F}' (runs on registration).
  • USBChargeSetting.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6CEA68BC-09A4-43B3-897D-BD72820A53E6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AsusVibeSchedule.
Service
  • AsusService.exe runs as a service named 'Asus Launcher Service' (AsusService).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HotkeyService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Asus Hotkey Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\HotkeyService.exe.
  • AsusSender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AsusSender' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\AsusSender.exe.
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Eee Super Hybrid Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
11 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CapsHook.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CapsHook' which loads as C:\Program Files\EeePC\CapsHook\CapsHook.exe.
  • Eee Docking.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Eee Docking' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe autorun.
  • iSeriesCharge.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iSeriesCharge' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\USBChargeSetting\iSeriesCharge.exe.
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SuperHybridEngine' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
  • AsAcpiSvr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AsusACPIServer' which loads as C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe.
  • LiveUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LiveUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Asus\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe auto.
  • Plus 5 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • iSeriesCharge.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\USBChargeSetting\iSeriesCharge.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

capshook.exe
Memory:1.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014704824%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00117618%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029431%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,663
8,062,084 average
HotkeyService.exe
Memory:2.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0014278507%
Kernel CPU:0.00096287%
User CPU:0.00046498%
CPU cycles/sec:168,605
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
AsAcpiSvr.exe
Memory:2.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0023051674%
Kernel CPU:0.00145774%
User CPU:0.00084743%
Switches/sec:1

How do I remove CapsHook?

Quickly and completely remove CapsHook from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CapsHook 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 CapsHook, 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 CapsHook.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.98%
Windows 8 36.47%
Windows XP 12.16%
Windows Vista 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.85%
Windows 7 Starter 6.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.51% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 15.51%
  United States 11.84%
  Indonesia 9.39%
  Brazil 6.53%
  Germany 4.49%
  Thailand 3.27%
  France 3.27%
  Spain 3.27%
  UA 2.86%
  Portugal 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  India 2.45%
  Argentina 2.45%
  Australia 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 64.79%
American Megatrends 15.49%
Acer 8.45%
Dell 5.63%
Hewlett-Packard 5.63%
Common models
ASUSTeK 1215B 14.88%
ASUSTeK 1001PX 14.05%
ASUSTeK 1025C 7.02%
ASUSTeK 1005PX 5.37%
ASUSTeK 1001PXD 4.96%
ASUSTeK 1015PX 4.55%

About ASUS

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

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