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Should I remove Hotkey Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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7.1.0 1.54%
7.0.0 20.77%
2.0.1 4.62%
2.0.0 8.46%
1.1.10 11.54% 22.31% 12.31% 5.38% 5.38% 4.62% 2.31%
1.0.3 0.77%

Hotkey Utility


Hotkey Utility is a program developed by FIC. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,980,230 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 51% of users of Hotkey Utility come from Brazil, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hotkey_Utility\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hotkey_Utility\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hotkey Utility

  • Tray_Def.exe - Tray Default Module
  • Tray_Camera.exe - Tray Camera Module
  • tray.exe - Tray Application
  • Tray_RF.exe - Tray RFPM Module
  • Tray_TV.exe - Tray TV Module
  • WinIo.dll - WinIoP

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Hotkey Utility?

You can uninstall Hotkey Utility 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 Utility, 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 Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.69%
Windows Vista 14.62%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 19.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.95%
Windows 7 Professional 13.18%
Windows 7 Starter 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.75% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 50.75%
  Germany 11.19%
  United States 9.70%
  United Kingdom 6.72%
  France 2.99%
  Belgium 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Spain 1.49%
  Norway 1.49%
  Argentina 1.49%
  Hungary 1.49%
  MA 0.75%
  Czech Republic 0.75%
  Luxembourg 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 65.52%
Sahara 13.79%
ASUS 6.90%
Dell 6.90%
Hewlett-Packard 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
Common models
Itautec S.A. Infoway 33.60%
Intel Corporation Cantiga... 6.40%
Itautec S.A. Infoway w744... 6.40%


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