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DotNetKey 3.25.4


DotNetKey 3.25.4 is a software program developed by tienlbhoc. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,622,091 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 54% of users of DotNetKey come from the United States, it is also popular in Vietnam and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dotnetkey.googlecode.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DotNetKey\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DotNetKey\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DotNetKey 3.25.4

  • DotNetKey.exe (by Tien) - DotNetKey
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DotNetKey.vshost.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008 (vshost.exe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • DotNetKey.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DotNetKey' and executes as C:\Program Files\DotNetKey\DotNetKey.exe.

How do I remove DotNetKey?

Quickly and completely remove DotNetKey 3.25.4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DotNetKey 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 DotNetKey 3.25.4, 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 DotNetKey.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  Vietnam 38.46%
  Singapore 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1221 16.67%
Gateway NV59C 16.67%
Dell Latitude E6400 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 7520 16.67%
Acer Aspire 4752 16.67%


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