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Hotkey 6.0050


Hotkey 6.0050 is a program developed by NoteBook. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 16.12 MB (16,906,140 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 29% of users of Hotkey come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hotkey\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{164714B6-46BC-4649-9A30-A6ED32F03B5A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey 6.0050

  • Interop.WbemScripting.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll (by Creative Technology Ltd) - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • VistaCloseHotkey.exe - vistaclosehotkey
  • PowerBiosServer.exe - PowerBiosServer
  • Aero.exe - TestGetDisplay
  • Audiodll.dll - CoreAudioApi
  • brightness.dll
  • CTSetAPO.dll (by Creative Technology Ltd)
  • GetProductdll.dll
  • kbport.dll
  • powerlife.dll
  • scalingdll.dll
  • THXDll.dll
  • wlandll.dll
  • Service.exe - Service
  • Hotkey.exe - HotKey
  • LEDKB.exe - LEDKB
  • backup.exe - exec
  • AudioControlDLL.dll
  • btreg.exe
  • CDROM.exe
  • nvp1.exe
  • rc6.exe
  • USB_Hub_Control.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PowerBiosServer.exe runs as a service named 'PowerBiosServer' (PowerBiosServer).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000646623%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002647%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003820%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Hotkey?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hotkey 6.0050, 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 Hotkey.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 10 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.17%
  United Kingdom 20.83%
  France 12.50%
  Australia 4.17%
  Russia 4.17%
  Greece 4.17%
  IQ 4.17%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  DK 4.17%
  Poland 4.17%
  BG 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
CLEVO CO. W251EFQ/W2... 50.00%
Notebook W250EGQ / ... 30.00%
CLEVO CO. W251ESQ/W2... 15.00%
CLEVO CO. W250ENQ / ... 5.00%


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