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Should I remove Keyboard Shortcuts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,925
United States Rank #9,570
Reach 0.0212%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.51 days
221.66 days >
Average installed length: 116.47 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Keyboard Shortcuts


Keyboard Shortcuts is a program developed by Sony. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 programs's main executable is KeyboardShortcuts.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 62.39 MB of memory. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1 MB (1,052,573 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 67% of users of Keyboard Shortcuts come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Keyboard Shortcuts\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FE8974B4-479C-4DBA-8544-9E5342ABB26A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Keyboard Shortcuts

Program executable:KeyboardShortcuts.exe
Name:Keyboard Shortcuts
Signed by:Sony Corporation of America
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Keyboard Shortcuts\KeyboardShortcuts.exe
Additional files:
  • Utility.dll - Utility Dynamic Link Library
  • KeyboardShortcuts.exe - Keyboard Shortcuts
  • MessageHook.dll - MessageHook
  • ScheduleTask.exe - Schedule

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • KeyboardShortcuts.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SONY\Keyboard Shortcuts'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • KeyboardShortcuts.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Keyboard Shortcuts.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:62.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004470626%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024553%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020153%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,616,377
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.53 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:79 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Keyboard Shortcuts?

You can uninstall Keyboard Shortcuts 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 Keyboard Shortcuts, 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 Keyboard Shortcuts.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 7 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.77%
Windows 10 12.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.84%
Windows 10 Home 8.92%
Windows 7 Professional 3.61%
Windows 7 Starter 2.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.18%
  Brazil 11.00%
  Canada 2.92%
  Mexico 2.92%
  Argentina 2.23%
  Colombia 2.23%
  Chile 1.55%
  Iran 0.69%
  PR 0.69%
  Japan 0.52%
  Turkey 0.52%
  Dominican Republic 0.34%
  Ecuador 0.34%
  Egypt 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 97.52%
Acer 0.74%
ASUS 0.74%
Dell 0.50%
Toshiba 0.25%
Lenovo 0.25%
Common models
Sony VPCEH40EB 8.43%
Sony VPCEH25FM 6.27%
Sony VPCEG37FM 5.06%
Sony VPCEL22FX 4.82%
Sony VPCEG27FM 4.10%
Sony VPCEH30EB 3.37%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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