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Should I remove ShortKeys 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,354
United States Rank #17,944
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.84 days
209.01 days >
Average installed length: 109.82 days


VersionDistribution 15.56% 5.56% 32.22% 20.00% 6.67% 3.33% 3.33% 8.89% 2.22% 2.22%

ShortKeys 3

What is ShortKeys 3?  (from Insight Software Solutions)

ShortKeys is a macro utility allowing you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given number of user defined keystrokes. ShortKeys monitors the keyboard activity on a global nature and anytime a user defined keystroke combination (shortkey) is typed in, it will be replaced with the replacement text.

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ShortKeys 3 is a software program developed by Insight Software Solutions. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named shortkey.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.01 MB (9,450,644 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 70% of users of ShortKeys 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shortkeys.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shortkeys 3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\ShortKeys 3\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\ShortKeys 3\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 9.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShortKeys 3

Program executable:shortkey.exe
ShortKeys, a Windows text replacement program
Path:C:\Program Files\shortkeys 3\shortkey.exe
Additional files:
  • firsttime.exe - ShortKeys
  • licprog.exe - License Information
  • shkdef.exe - Reset ShortKeys preferences to default values
  • shkhook.dll
  • UnInstHKCU.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • ssce32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UnInstHKCU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 4802' (runs on registration).
  • shortkey.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 19939' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ShortKeys 3?

Quickly and completely remove ShortKeys 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ShortKeys 3 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ShortKeys 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ShortKeys 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 30.00%
Windows XP 2.22%
Windows Vista 1.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.11%
Windows 7 Professional 17.78%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 4.44%
Windows 8 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.84%
  United Kingdom 9.52%
  Canada 4.76%
  Australia 3.17%
  France 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  India 0.79%
  Panama 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Philippines 0.79%
  Austria 0.79%
  Korea 0.79%
  Germany 0.79%
  Costa Rica 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.87%
Hewlett-Packard 26.87%
Acer 8.96%
Lenovo 7.46%
ASUS 5.97%
MSI 2.99%
Alienware 2.99%
Toshiba 2.99%
Sony 2.99%
Samsung 2.99%
Intel 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.80%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.53%
Dell XPS 8700 2.53%
ASUSTeK ET2400I 2.53%
Sony SVT13125CDS 2.53%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.53%


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