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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,806
United States Rank #37,604
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VersionDistribution 13.51% 24.32% 43.24% 8.11% 5.41% 2.70% 2.70%

Hot Virtual Keyboard

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Hot Virtual Keyboard is a program developed by Comfort Software Group. The most used version is, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is hvk.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 15.87 MB (16,636,366 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Hot Virtual Keyboard come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hot-virtual-keyboard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hot Virtual Keyboard

Program executable:hvk.exe
Name:Hot Virtual Keyboard
Hot Virtual Keyboard 8
Path:C:\Program Files\hotvirtualkeyboard\hvk.exe
Additional files:
  • COptions.exe - Change System Options (Hot Virtual Keyboard Options)
  • hvkcm.exe - Hot Virtual Keyboard (Hot Virtual Keyboard Service)
  • hvkcm64.exe
  • hvkh.dll - Hot Virtual Keyboard Hooks Library
  • hvkh64.dll
  • hvkDeskBand.dll
  • hvkDeskBand64.dll
  • shellex.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'hvk' with a class of {118413BB-8E05-4C56-93A0-D0C0327D551B}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hvk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'hvk' which loads as C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\hvk.exe.

How do I remove Hot Virtual Keyboard?

Quickly and completely remove Hot Virtual Keyboard from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hot Virtual Keyboard 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 Hot Virtual Keyboard, 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 Hot Virtual Keyboard.

Win 10 51%
Win 7 11%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.35%
Windows 7 35.14%
Windows XP 13.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.51%
Windows 10 Home 13.51%
Windows 10 Pro 10.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.41%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.45%
  Spain 8.51%
  France 8.51%
  Czech Republic 4.26%
  Italy 4.26%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Germany 2.13%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  India 2.13%
  MA 2.13%
  Russia 2.13%
  Taiwan 2.13%
  UA 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.24%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
ASUS 17.24%
Lenovo 17.24%
Acer 13.79%
Toshiba 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
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Intel Corporation Intel p... 6.25%
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LENOVO 6258AP4 6.25%
LENOVO 20208 6.25%
LENOVO 0769EDG 3.13%

About (from Comfort Software Group)

Comfort Software Group is a privately owned software company.
Publisher URL: www.comfort-software.com


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