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Should I remove WinHotKey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,786
United States Rank #21,069
Reach 0.0093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.83 days
290.01 days >
Average installed length: 152.38 days

WinHotKey 0.70


WinHotKey 0.70 is a program developed by Brian Mathis. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is WinHotKey.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,523,949 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 44% of users of WinHotKey come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: directedge.com/sw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinHotKey\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinHotKey\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinHotKey 0.70

Program executable:WinHotKey.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\WinHotKey\WinHotKey.exe
Additional files:
  • WinHotKey.exe
  • WinHotKeyCfg.exe
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinHotKeyCfg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FDB3F58-69C0-4C41-8B4C-2D81461FF4DE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WinHotKey.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinHotKey' and executes as C:\Program Files\WinHotKey\WinHotKey.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinHotKey.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinHotKey\WinHotKey.exe'.

How do I remove WinHotKey?

You can uninstall WinHotKey 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 WinHotKey 0.70, 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 WinHotKey.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.21%
Windows 10 20.77%
Windows XP 7.65%
Windows Vista 4.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.13%
Windows 7 Professional 10.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 4.95%
Windows 8.1 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.13%
  Germany 19.25%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Italy 3.76%
  Austria 2.35%
  Canada 1.88%
  France 1.41%
  India 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Singapore 1.41%
  Taiwan 1.41%
  South Africa 1.41%
  Australia 0.94%
  Brazil 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.07%
Hewlett-Packard 21.30%
Dell 15.74%
ASUS 9.26%
Medion 4.63%
Lenovo 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
Samsung 2.78%
Intel 1.85%
Alienware 0.93%
Common models
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.86%
MEDION MS-7728 2.86%
ASUS All Series 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 1.90%


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