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5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #25,058
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5.0 42.86%

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Hot Keyboard Pro 5

What is Hot Keyboard Pro 5?  (from Imposant)

Create macros and do not waste time on everyday monotone work! Hot Keyboard assumes all your repetitive work on the computer. Launch favorite software applications. Insert text into messages, documents, web forms, etc. Window Manipulations: resize window, move between displays, and more.


Hot Keyboard Pro 5 is a software program developed by Imposant. The most common release is 5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 6.06 MB (6,359,211 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 72% of users of Hot Keyboard Pro 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hot-keyboard.com
Help link: www.hot-keyboard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hot Keyboard Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hot Keyboard Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hot Keyboard Pro 5

  • HkbRes.dll - Hot Keyboard Resource DLL
  • hkshext.dll - Hot Keyboard (Hot Keyboard Shell Extension)
  • HkShExt64.dll
  • HotKeyb.exe
  • hkhook45.dll
  • HkHook64.exe
  • HkHook64_45.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • hkshext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HotKeyboard' with a class of {9493BF10-6A0A-11D3-AFB2-00C06C397814}.
  • HkShExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HotKeyboard' with a class of {9493BF10-6A0A-11D3-AFB2-00C06C397814}.
Scheduled Task
  • HotKeyb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C58DF761-4417-4BA2-B9FB-7532CD17B4E1}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HotKeyb.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hot Keyboard' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hot Keyboard Pro\HotKeyb.exe -minimized.

How do I remove Hot Keyboard Pro 5?

Quickly and completely remove Hot Keyboard Pro 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hot Keyboard Pro 5 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 Hot Keyboard Pro 5, 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 Hot Keyboard Pro 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
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 62.79%
Windows 8 25.58%
Windows Vista 11.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.95%
Windows 7 Professional 19.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.51%
Windows 8.1 14.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.67%
  Australia 3.33%
  Mexico 3.33%
  Vietnam 1.67%
  Brazil 1.67%
  UA 1.67%
  France 1.67%
  Russia 1.67%
  India 1.67%
  Philippines 1.67%
  Spain 1.67%
  BA 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Dell 20.59%
Acer 17.65%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 9.38%
Hewlett-Packard 400-214 9.38%
Dell XPS 8500 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 570 6.25%
Acer Aspire 5315 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 500-314 6.25%


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