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Should I remove HotForex MetaTrader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,859
Reach 0.0065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.87 days
458.18 days >
Average installed length: 240.74 days


6.00 3.88%
4.00 96.12%

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HotForex MetaTrader

What is HotForex MetaTrader?  (from MetaQuotes Software)

MetaTrader is the most popular front-end application in the industry. HotForex MT4 has taken the MetaTrader MT4 platform and introduced its liquidity to create a user-friendly front-end trading interface with interbank liquidity and fast execution.

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HotForex MetaTrader is a program developed by MetaQuotes Software. The most used version is 4.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 15.32 MB (16,063,452 bytes). liveupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 15% of users of HotForex MetaTrader come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.metaquotes.net
Installation folder: C:\Metatrader\HotForex\MT4\cta1 - Micro
Uninstaller: C:\Metatrader\HotForex\MT4\cta1 - Micro\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HotForex MetaTrader

  • metalang.exe - MetaQuotes Language 4 Compiler (MQL4) (MetaQuotes Language Compiler)
  • metaeditor.exe - MetaQuotes Language Editor (MetaEditor)
  • liveupdate.exe - MetaQuotes LiveUpdate
  • terminal.exe - MetaTrader
  • Uninstall.exe - Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • terminal.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{62199DD4-E756-4908-84E9-D4AEFEC825BB}' (runs on registration).
  • metaeditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{99B2D769-8754-4B9D-A850-B7052F7A834E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • terminal.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MetaTrader' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ava MetaTrader\terminal.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • terminal.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MetaTrader - Pepperstone\terminal.exe'.
Network connections
  • terminal.exe connects to ec2-46-51-199-236.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 443).
  • terminal.exe connects to hosted-by.leaseweb.com ( port 443).
  • terminal.exe connects to piripiri083.startdedicated.com ( port 443).
  • terminal.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:138.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006662415%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026107%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040517%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,019,026
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:253.56 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:191.55 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HotForex MetaTrader?

You can uninstall HotForex MetaTrader 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 HotForex MetaTrader, 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 HotForex MetaTrader.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.57%
Windows 10 27.13%
Windows XP 7.75%
Windows Vista 1.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.05%
Windows 7 Professional 15.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.75%
Windows 10 Home 5.43%
Windows 10 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.04%
  India 7.52%
  Germany 6.77%
  BD 6.02%
  South Africa 4.51%
  United Arab Emirates 3.76%
  Canada 3.76%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Malaysia 3.76%
  MA 3.01%
  Pakistan 3.01%
  Australia 2.26%
  DK 2.26%
  Greece 2.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.06%
Hewlett-Packard 22.35%
Dell 16.47%
ASUS 8.24%
Lenovo 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Intel 3.53%
Compaq 1.18%
Apple 1.18%
Alienware 1.18%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.98%
LENOVO 4151/200 1.98%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.98%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 1.98%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 ... 1.98%

About (from MetaQuotes Software Corp.)

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a B2B software development company established in 2000.
Publisher URL: www.metaquotes.net


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