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ShortKeys 2

What is ShortKeys 2?

It is a tiny and safe program that saves you hundreds of keystrokes in your day to day life by enabling you to type just a few characters to generate a word or paragraphs of text which you program ShortKeys to type for you into any program instantly. Extremely handy for various signatures, website locations, common replies, anything you can type, Shortkeys can type for you once triggered by your own unique code in real time.

About  (from Insight Software Solutions)

ShortKeys is a handy text replacement utility for use with any Windows program that accepts text input. Type as few as two characters and ShortKeys will insert words, sentences, paragraphs or pages of text into your application. Save valuable time by letting ShortKeys type all of your repetitive text. Plus eliminate ty...  Read more


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 setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 4.93 MB (5,171,788 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shortkeys.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ShortKeys2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SHORTK~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\SHORTK~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 4.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShortKeys 2

  • firsttime.exe - ShortKeys
  • licprog.exe - License Information
  • shkdef.exe - Reset ShortKeys preferences to default values
  • shkhook.dll
  • shortkey.exe
  • UnInstHKCU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UnInstHKCU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 8666' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ShortKeys 2?

Quickly and completely remove ShortKeys 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ShortKeys 2 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 ShortKeys 2, 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 ShortKeys 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 8 3%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows 8 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 23.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 3.33%
Windows Vista Business 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.45%
  Australia 6.82%
  Canada 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Belgium 2.27%
  France 2.27%
  India 2.27%
  Mexico 2.27%
  Pakistan 2.27%
  Thailand 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Acer 8.00%
ASUS 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Common models
ECS MCP61M-M3 10.34%
Toshiba NB305 3.45%
Sony SVS13116FGW 3.45%
Micro-Star MS-7519 3.45%
LENOVO 2958 3.45%


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