What does the HotkeyP.exe file do?
The HotkeyP.exe process is also known as HotkeyP and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Petr Laštovicka or, as the case may be, Petr La?tovi?ka. An obsolete or defective version of HotkeyP.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HotkeyP has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HotkeyP 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)
- HotkeyP.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HotkeyP.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HotkeyP.exe HotkeyP
HotkeyP.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file HotkeyP.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 147,456 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 266,240 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. HotkeyP.exe is capable of supervise programs, make itself undetectable by other programs as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 82% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A HotkeyP.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 258,048 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 60,928 bytes. This HotkeyP program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The HotkeyP file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. HotkeyP.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, track other applications as well as hide itself from other programs.
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 HotkeyP.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 HotkeyP?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted HotkeyP.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove HotkeyP 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HotkeyP.exe (HotkeyP) 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 HotkeyP. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HotkeyP 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 HotkeyP.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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