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What does the RCHotKey.exe file do?

The RCHotKey.exe process is also known as RC Hot Key Launcher and is a part of RingCentral Call Controller or, as the case may be, RingCentral Softphone. This software is produced by RingCentral (www.ringcentral.com). An obsolete or defective version of RCHotKey.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about RCHotKey.exe RC Hot Key Launcher

RCHotKey.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RCHotKey.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 38,144 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 39,216 bytes.
The RCHotKey file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The RCHotKey file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. This RCHotKey program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The RCHotKey file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). For this reason, 66% 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 RCHotKey.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 RCHotKey?

It is part of the Ring Central Program which integrates 800 phone and fax numbers with online notification, E-mail messaging and fax services. The Hot Key feature is to allow you to fax a document from any location. I have had the Service for a few Years and monitor outgoing traffic fairly well I have not seen any suspicious behavior however normal Warnings apply (further information...)
Provictus Basileus
Ringcentral virtual PBX
It is part of an internet fax program. Cheap, effective internet fax service (further information...)
Coach George

Summary: 2 users judge RCHotKey.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall RingCentral Call Controller or RingCentral Softphone

To remove RC Hot Key Launcher from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate RingCentral Call Controller or RingCentral Softphone in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if RCHotKey.exe (RC Hot Key Launcher) 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 RC Hot Key Launcher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RC Hot Key Launcher 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 RCHotKey.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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