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Should I remove Hotkey OSD Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,795
United States Rank #40,249
Reach 0.0123%


2.0.0VP 9.92%
1.0.23 1.65%
1.0.16 11.57%
1.0.14 7.02%
1.0.13 20.25%
1.0.12 17.77%
1.0.08 10.74%
1.0.03 14.88%
1.0.02 3.72%
1.0.01 2.48%

Other programs by Dritek System

Hotkey OSD Driver

What is Hotkey OSD Driver?

This is the On Screen Display driver for the Dritek device that displays when a hot key is activated. A hot key is a combination of keys or a single key on a keyboard that, when pressed at one time, performs a task (such as starting an application, launching a web browser, etc.) more quickly than by using a mouse or stepping through a series of menu items. A hot key control is a window that enables the user to enter a combination of keystrokes to be used as a hot key.


The most common release is 1.0.13, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 2.71 MB (2,845,134 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hotkey OSD Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UnInstUW2.exe HotKeyOSD.UNI
Estimated size: 2.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey OSD Driver

  • SZUPFUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. User Profile Registry Utility (User Profile Registry Library)
  • NTKCUtl.dll - Key Hook Module for WinNT for Launch Manager
  • VistaVol.dll - Windows Vista Master Volume Control Library
  • COMFNUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Common Function Utility (Common Function Utility Library)
  • WND2FILE.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Window/File Interlinker (Retrieve Execute FileName or Window Hande)
  • OSDUTL2.DLL - Dritek System Inc. OSD Library 2 (OnScreen Display Utility Library 2)
  • MIXERUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. MixerUtl (Mixer Utility Library)
  • LGKCUTL.DLL - Legacy KeyCode Utility (Legacy Keyboard KeyCode Library)
  • hkosdsvis.exe - HotKey OSD Service
  • HotKeyOSD.exe - Hotkey OSD Driver (On Screen Display for Notebook Function Keys)
  • NButilps.exe - Utility Process
  • LMLang.dll - Launch Manager (Launch Manager Language Resource)
  • CDROMUTL.DLL - CD-Rom Utility Library
  • runxx.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • runxx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56EE88AF-1ED2-4636-A3E3-286E3E9A9943}' (runs on registration).
  • hkosdsvis.exe runs as a service named 'Hotkey OSD Service' (hkosdservice).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HotKeyOSD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HotKeyOSD' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hotkey OSD Driver\HotKeyOSD.exe.

How do I remove Hotkey OSD Driver?

You can uninstall Hotkey OSD Driver 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 OSD Driver, 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 OSD Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.34%
Windows 10 20.25%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.60%
Windows 7 Professional 13.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.20%
Windows 7 Starter 7.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.06% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 33.06%
  United States 9.50%
  Pakistan 9.50%
  Argentina 8.68%
  Germany 6.61%
  Russia 3.31%
  China 3.31%
  Japan 2.89%
  DZ 2.48%
  South Africa 1.65%
  Austria 1.65%
  Spain 1.65%
  India 1.24%
  Greece 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
ASUS 8.57%
Lenovo 4.29%
Dell 2.86%
Samsung 1.43%
Alienware 1.43%
Common models
Itautec S.A. Infoway w743... 14.35%
HaierComputer 7G-Series 10.55%
Positivo SW6H 10.55%
Quanta TWH 9.70%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 7.59%
Positivo BGH SW6H 6.33%


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