What does the HotFixQ0306270.exe file do?
The HotFixQ0306270.exe process is also known as HotFix Q0306270 and is a part of USB Flash Disk. This software is produced by Prolific Technology (www.prolific.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of HotFixQ0306270.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HotFix Q0306270 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HotFix Q0306270 has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HotFixQ0306270.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HotFixQ0306270.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HotFixQ0306270.exe HotFix Q0306270
HotFixQ0306270.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HotFixQ0306270.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 45,056 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). HotFixQ0306270.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HotFixQ0306270.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about HotFixQ0306270?
|Patch for USB flash disc |
| USB Flash Disk driver |
|This file was installed with the software that came with my Corsair USB flash drive. Prolific are one of the main suppliers of USB flash drive software. |
|Can be removed with no detriemental effect to Windows 2000 |
|appeared after corsair flash voyager utility installation |
Summary: 11 users judge HotFixQ0306270.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted HotFixQ0306270.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall USB Flash Disk
To remove HotFix Q0306270 from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate USB Flash Disk in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HotFixQ0306270.exe (HotFix Q0306270) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HotFix Q0306270. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HotFix Q0306270 or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HotFixQ0306270.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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