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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,274
United States Rank #23,557
Reach 0.2022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.98 days
28.90 days >
Average installed length: 15.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.00.00621 0.18%
1.00.0117 0.25%
1.00.0116 0.71%
1.00.0112 0.39%
1.00.0107 0.11%
1.00.0105 5.33%
1.00.0102 1.13%
1.00.0101 1.02%
1.00.0094 8.47%
1.00.0092 5.11%
1.00.0090 0.28%
1.00.0089 1.59%
1.00.0086 1.48%
1.00.0084 2.26%
1.00.0082 0.11%
1.00.0081 13.30%
1.00.0079 1.02%
1.00.0078 0.14%
1.00.0072 5.57%
1.00.0069 0.67%
1.00.0066 1.27%
1.00.0065 0.39%
1.00.0064 0.56%
1.00.0063 0.25%
1.00.0062 0.63%
1.00.0061 0.60%
1.00.0059 8.92%
1.00.0055 7.87%
1.00.0054 0.07%
1.00.0051 0.85%
1.00.0045 5.64%
1.00.0044 0.18%
1.00.0042.19 1.23%
1.00.0042.17 0.11%
1.00.0042.12 0.14%
1.00.0040 0.85%
1.00.0039 0.11%
1.00.0038 5.33%
1.00.0035 0.04%
1.00.0034 0.25%
1.00.0032 8.92%
1.00.0031 0.25%
1.00.0030 0.21%
1.00.0027 0.11%
1.00.0026 1.55%
1.00.0025 1.06%
1.00.0024 0.32%
1.00.0020 0.74%
1.00.0017 1.41%
1.00.0013 0.04%
1.00.0011 0.25%
57 versions

PHotkey

What is PHotkey?

The Pegatron Hotkey utility for the the wireless network key and GPU switch provides network connectivity and recognition through a hotkey configuration.

Overview

The most used version is 1.00.0081, 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 main program executable is photkey.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 15.26 MB (15,998,902 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pegatroncorp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PHotkey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E50C224A-BBF2-428D-9DCF-DBF9DF85C40E}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.26 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by PHotkey

Program executable:photkey.exe
Name:PHotkey
Path:C:\Program Files\photkey\photkey.exe
MD5:3c9b85b09b3a89fd8395810812ed5b27
Additional files:
  • MyShellExec.exe - MyShellE Application (MyShellExec Application)
  • AspScal.exe - AspScal Application (AspScal MFC Application)
  • AspScal64.exe - AspScal 64bit MFC Application
  • MyWiMax.exe - MyWiMax Application
  • ElanTouchpadApi.exe - ElanTouchpadApi
  • OutdoorContrast.exe - OutdoorC (Pegatron OutdoorContrast)
  • POsd.exe - POsd (Pegatron Osd)
  • PEGAGFN.sys
  • ChangeMode.dll - ChangeMode Dynamic Link Library (ChangeMode DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib(Aegisp) DLL)
  • HCSynApi.exe
  • IpLib.dll
  • PVDAgent.exe - PVDAgent Application
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • PGSmart.exe - PGSmart Application
  • TaskSwitcher.exe - TaskSwitcher
  • MsgTranAgt.exe - MsgTranAgt
  • MsgTranAgt64.exe
  • PVDesktop.exe - PVDesktop
  • Atouch64.exe - Atouch64
  • GFNEXSrv.exe - GFNEXSrv
  • AsLdrSrv.exe - ADSMSrv (ASLDR Service)
  • acAuth.dll - AEGIS Authentication Library
  • askill.exe
  • FspLib.dll
  • GFNEX.dll
  • InstASLDRSrv.exe - InstASLDRSrv
  • MsgTran.dll
  • MsgTran64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • POsd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2CACF7C8-BB18-4B44-B3FE-3DBE88900661}' (runs on registration).
  • PHotkey.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBDF2F31-6C9C-4CBB-9FA7-4B1ABEF07ED3}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • GFNEXSrv.exe runs as a service named 'GFNEX Service' (GFNEXSrv).
  • AsLdrSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASLDR Service' (ASLDRService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MsgTranAgt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MsgTranAgt' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PHotkey\MsgTranAgt.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PHotkey.exe
Memory:8.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000480779%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002404%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002404%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,040
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes
105.02 KB average
POsd.exe
Memory:7.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0006234644%
Kernel CPU:0.00027407%
User CPU:0.00034940%
CPU cycles/sec:18,463
HCSynApi.exe
Memory:1.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0001950369%
Kernel CPU:0.00013957%
User CPU:0.00005547%
CPU cycles/sec:2,336
I/O reads/min:19 Bytes

How do I remove PHotkey?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,274

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.65%
Windows 8 49.24%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.01%
Windows 8.1 35.55%
Windows 8 5.55%
Windows 10 Home 4.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.36%
Windows 7 Professional 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 60.79%
  Belgium 5.95%
  Netherlands 4.84%
  Austria 4.36%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  DK 2.40%
  Greece 2.07%
  France 2.03%
  United States 1.85%
  Australia 1.48%
  Venezuela 1.07%
  Switzerland 0.92%
  Argentina 0.89%
  India 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 96.50%
Acer 1.52%
GIGABYTE 0.54%
Hewlett-Packard 0.43%
Alienware 0.23%
Sahara 0.19%
Dell 0.19%
ASUS 0.19%
Lenovo 0.12%
Samsung 0.08%
Common models
Medion E7222 8.09%
Medion E6228 6.55%
Medion P6634 5.46%
Medion E7220 4.86%
Medion Akoya P7818 4.82%
Medion E6234 4.56%

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