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Should I remove Hotkey Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,161
United States Rank #30,346
Reach 0.0155%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.11 days
888.32 days >
Average installed length: 466.74 days


1.29 11.32%
1.27 3.77%
1.23 9.43%
1.22 1.89%
1.20 7.55%
1.18 1.89%
1.15 35.85%
1.14 1.89%
1.13 5.66%
1.11.01 16.98%
1.08 1.89%
1.07 1.89%

Other programs by ASUS

Hotkey Service

What is Hotkey Service?

Hotkey utility is required to use those FN+F7 to change wireless settings and volume. See the blue things on your F keys? Those are what the FN keys control. This utility is pre-installed with most ASUS model laptops.


Hotkey Service is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 1.15, 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. The programs's main executable is HotkeyService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.1 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 2.74 MB (2,875,512 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 25% of users of Hotkey Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EeePC\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{71C0E38E-09F2-4386-9977-404D4F6640CD}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey Service

Program executable:HotkeyService.exe
Asus Eee PC Hotkey Service
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\EeePC\HotkeyService\HotkeyService.exe
The ASUS ATK Hotkey utilities are system programs that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on most Asus laptops.
Additional files:
  • Hook.dll - CapsAndNumNotifyDll (CapsAndNumKeyNotify)
  • CapsHook.exe - CapsAadNumNotify
  • win7Mes.dll - Win7MesFilter
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - Eee Super Hybrid Engine
  • HotkeyService.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - Asus Eee PC Hotkey Service
  • HotKeyMon.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - HotkeyMon
  • ETDApi.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD Set Device Config)
  • GMA500.dll (by ASUSTeK Computer) - GMA500 Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CapsHook.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CapsAndNumKeyNotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\EeePC\CapsHook\CapsHook.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014278507%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00096287%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00046498%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:168,605
8,062,084 average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0000155059%
Kernel CPU:0.00001308%
User CPU:0.00000242%
Memory:1.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0001480104%
Kernel CPU:0.00009903%
User CPU:0.00004898%
CPU cycles/sec:18,098
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Hotkey Service?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 8 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.11%
Windows 8 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Starter 6.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.27%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.53%
  Indonesia 7.55%
  Germany 7.55%
  Italy 7.55%
  Israel 5.66%
  Brazil 3.77%
  Thailand 3.77%
  Spain 3.77%
  Iran 3.77%
  Czech Republic 3.77%
  MK 1.89%
  MA 1.89%
  UA 1.89%
  France 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 60.00%
American Megatrends 14.00%
Acer 8.00%
Dell 6.00%
Hewlett-Packard 6.00%
Lenovo 2.00%
MSI 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK 1201N 13.64%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 11.36%
ASUSTeK 1000H 9.09%
ASUSTeK 1215P 9.09%
ASUSTeK 1101HA 6.82%
ASUSTeK 1215B 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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