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Should I remove Hotkey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,659
Reach 0.0105%


VersionDistribution 0.68% 27.89% 29.93% 8.16% 13.61% 15.65% 2.72% 1.36%


What is Hotkey?

Hotkey enables the user to enter a combination of keystrokes to be used as a hot key. A hot key is a key combination that the user can press to perform an action quickly. When the user enters a key combination to be used as a hot key, the names of the keys appear in the hot key control.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named PHControl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 5.42 MB (5,685,248 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Pegatron.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pegatron\Hotkey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5A627DFB-EA4C-4FFA-B711-69E849FB40D8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.42 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey

Program executable:PHControl.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Pegatron\Hotkey\PHControl.exe
Additional files:
  • PHControl.exe - Hotkey
  • resDLL.dll (by TriGem) - resDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • HKBD.dll - hodll Dynamic Link Library (hodll DLL)
  • FastUserSwitching.exe
  • FspLib.dll
  • LCSwit.dll
  • TPF.dll
  • TPS.dll
  • WLANV.dll
  • WLANXPA.dll
  • WLANXPI.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FastUserSwitching.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Hotkey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Pegatron\Hotkey\FastUserSwitching.exe.

How do I remove Hotkey?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 8 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 97.96%
Windows 8 2.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 91.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.72%
Windows 10 Home 2.04%
Windows 7 Professional 0.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.55% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 67.55%
  Belgium 9.93%
  DK 4.64%
  Brazil 3.97%
  United States 3.31%
  United Kingdom 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Austria 1.32%
  Australia 1.32%
  France 1.32%
  Spain 0.66%
  Hungary 0.66%
  BG 0.66%
  Russia 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 97.89%
Acer 0.70%
ASUS 0.70%
Dell 0.70%
Common models
MEDION E122X 93.98%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 1.50%
Medion E7222 0.75%
MEDION E121X 0.75%
Dell Vostro1710 0.75%
Itautec S.A. Infoway w702... 0.75%


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