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Should I remove Hot Keyboard Pro 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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Hot Keyboard Pro 4

What is Hot Keyboard Pro 4?  (from Imposant)

Automate everyday jobs with macros. Set up macros to paste signatures, phone numbers and other frequently used text; record and play back keystrokes and mouse actions; launch favorite applications; open documents you work on often; get to folders including My Documents, Control Panel, Network places; enable/disable net...  Read more


Hot Keyboard Pro 4 is a software program developed by Imposant. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 5.98 MB (6,271,989 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of Hot Keyboard Pro 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and United Kingdom.

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: 5.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hot Keyboard Pro 4

  • hkbres.dll - Hot Keyboard (Hot Keyboard Resource DLL)
  • hkshext.dll - Hot Keyboard Shell Extension
  • HkShExt64.dll
  • HotKeyb.exe - Hot Keyboard Application
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • HkHook64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • HkShExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HotKeyboard' with a class of {9493BF10-6A0A-11D3-AFB2-00C06C397814}.
  • hkshext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HotKeyboard' with a class of {9493BF10-6A0A-11D3-AFB2-00C06C397814}.
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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HotKeyb.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HotKey' which loads as "C:\Programs\Stuff\HotKey\HotKeyb.exe" -minimized.

How do I remove Hot Keyboard Pro 4?

You can uninstall Hot Keyboard Pro 4 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hot Keyboard Pro 4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.69%
Windows 10 25.86%
Windows XP 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.05%
Windows 7 Professional 17.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.02%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%
Windows 8 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Russia 7.14%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Philippines 4.29%
  Australia 2.86%
  Egypt 2.86%
  Spain 2.86%
  Pakistan 2.86%
  Canada 1.43%
  Switzerland 1.43%
  France 1.43%
  Greece 1.43%
  India 1.43%
  MA 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.03%
Acer 18.92%
Dell 16.22%
Lenovo 10.81%
ASUS 8.11%
American Megatrends 8.11%
Alienware 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
MSI MS-7522 4.65%
Unknow Unknow 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C640 2.33%


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