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Should I remove ShortKeys Lite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,979
United States Rank #18,060
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 45.74 days
588.99 days >
Average installed length: 309.47 days


VersionDistribution 94.04%
2.0 5.96%

ShortKeys Lite

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What is ShortKeys Lite?

Type a few characters and ShortKeys Lite will replace them.

About  (from Insight Software Solutions)

Text expansion utility. Type as few as two characters and ShortKeys will insert words, sentences, paragraphs or pages of text into your application. Great for repetitive text needs. Automate tedious and repetitive typing. Reduce errors. Simply choose a text string and associate it with the replacement text. See how muc...  Read more


ShortKeys Lite is a software program developed by Insight Software Solutions. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 9 files and is usually about 4.59 MB (4,809,474 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 61% of users of ShortKeys Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shortkeys.com/lite.htm
Help link: www.shortkeys.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ShortKeys2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SHORTK~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\SHORTK~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 4.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShortKeys Lite

  • shklite.exe - ShortKeys Lite
  • firsttime.exe - ShortKeys
  • shkdef.exe - Reset ShortKeys preferences to default values
  • shkhook.dll
  • UnInstHKCU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UnInstHKCU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 8666' (runs on registration).
  • shklite.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch 12875' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • shklite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Shortkey' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ShortKeys2\shklite.exe".

How do I remove ShortKeys Lite?

Quickly and completely remove ShortKeys Lite from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ShortKeys Lite 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 Lite, 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 Lite.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.59%
Windows 10 23.18%
Windows XP 9.27%
Windows Vista 5.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.27%
Windows 8.1 7.95%
Windows 7 Professional 7.28%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.46%
  United Kingdom 12.68%
  Canada 6.34%
  Belgium 4.39%
  Australia 3.41%
  Hungary 2.93%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Finland 0.98%
  France 0.98%
  Norway 0.98%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Argentina 0.49%
  Chile 0.49%
  Germany 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.37%
Dell 24.51%
Acer 13.73%
ASUS 7.84%
Samsung 3.92%
Toshiba 3.92%
Sony 2.94%
Alienware 1.96%
Lenovo 1.96%
Medion 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.54%
Dell XPS 8700 2.65%
Sony SVT13125CDS 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.77%


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