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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Hotkey 3.3029


Hotkey 3.3029 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. 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 installer includes 23 files and is usually about 6.26 MB (6,568,860 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 47% of users of Hotkey come from the United States, it is also popular in France and South Africa.

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: 6.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey 3.3029

  • CDROM.exe
  • USB_Hub_Control.exe
  • Aero.exe - TestGetDisplay
  • AudioControlDLL.dll
  • Audiodll.dll - CoreAudioApi
  • brightness.dll
  • btreg.exe
  • GetProductdll.dll
  • Hotkey.exe - HotKey
  • InstallUtil.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework installation utility)
  • Interop.WbemScripting.dll
  • kbport.dll
  • nvp1.exe
  • PowerBiosServer.exe - PowerBiosServer
  • powerlife.dll
  • rc6.exe
  • sc.exe (by Microsoft) - A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
  • scalingdll.dll
  • Service.exe - Service
  • VistaCloseHotkey.exe - vistaclosehotkey
  • wlandll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • sc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UPnPHostConfig'.
  • PowerBiosServer.exe runs as a service named 'PowerBiosServer' (PowerBiosServer).

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 3.3029, 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) 78%
Win 10 22%
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 78.43%
Windows 10 21.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.98%
Windows 7 Professional 15.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Windows 10 Pro 7.84%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.77%
  France 14.52%
  South Africa 11.29%
  Greece 6.45%
  Germany 4.84%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  Australia 1.61%
  Belgium 1.61%
  BG 1.61%
  Canada 1.61%
  United Kingdom 1.61%
  Japan 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Norway 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
CLEVO CO. W150HNM/W1... 25.49%
CLEVO P150HMx 21.57%
CLEVO CO. W150HRM ... 15.69%
CLEVO CO. W25xHPx ... 11.76%
GIGABYTE Q1532N 5.88%
CLEVO CO. W27xHNx ... 5.88%


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