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Should I remove HotShots?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,999
United States Rank #38,712
Reach 0.0037%


2.2.0 69.23%
2.1.1 3.85%
2.1.0 21.15%
2.0.1 5.77%

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HotShots is a software program developed by TheHive. The most common release is 2.2.0, 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. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 28.42 MB (29,801,605 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. 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 28% of users of HotShots come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thehive\hotshots
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TheHive\HotShots\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 28.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HotShots

  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • hotshots.exe
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove HotShots?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.77%
Windows 8 32.69%
Windows Vista 9.62%
Windows XP 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.85%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 8.1 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.59%
  Germany 24.14%
  France 8.62%
  Switzerland 5.17%
  Canada 5.17%
  Hungary 5.17%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  MA 1.72%
  Thailand 1.72%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Australia 1.72%
  India 1.72%
  Sri Lanka 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.91%
Hewlett-Packard 23.26%
Medion 11.63%
Dell 9.30%
Samsung 6.98%
Toshiba 6.98%
Lenovo 4.65%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Compaq 2.33%
ASUS 2.33%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.35%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b034 2.17%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 5721 2.17%


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