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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 #27,914
United States Rank #19,031
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.84 days
240.42 days >
Average installed length: 126.32 days


VersionDistribution 4.55% 20.91% 4.55% 29.09% 17.27% 6.36% 2.73% 2.73% 7.27% 1.82% 2.73%

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 10. While about 73% 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 279' (runs on registration).
  • shortkey.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 19939' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ShortKeys 3?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 ShortKeys 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.91%
Windows 10 36.36%
Windows XP 1.82%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 20.37%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows 10 Pro 4.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.38%
  United Kingdom 9.74%
  Canada 4.55%
  Australia 2.60%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  India 0.65%
  Korea 0.65%
  Germany 0.65%
  Costa Rica 0.65%
  New Zealand 0.65%
  Panama 0.65%
  Portugal 0.65%
  Sweden 0.65%
  Great Britain 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.38%
Hewlett-Packard 27.85%
ASUS 6.33%
Acer 6.33%
Lenovo 6.33%
Toshiba 3.80%
Samsung 2.53%
Sony 2.53%
MSI 2.53%
Alienware 2.53%
Intel 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP HP EliteOne 800 G2 23-... 2.08%
Dell Precision M6700 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.08%
Dell XPS 8700 2.08%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2010 2.08%


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