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What does the shtctky.exe file do?

The shtctky.exe process is also known as ThinkPad Message Receiver for Shortcut Hot Keys and is a part of On Screen Display or, as the case may be, Lenovo Dependency Package. This software is produced by Lenovo Group (www.lenovo.com). An obsolete or defective version of shtctky.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 shtctky.exe ThinkPad Message Receiver

shtctky.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Shtctky.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 95,296 bytes (14% of all these files), 92,152 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The shtctky file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Shtctky.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A shtctky.exe file has a 2% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 253,632 bytes. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Shtctky.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as interpret keystrokes.

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 shtctky.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 shtctky?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall On Screen Display or Lenovo Dependency Package

To remove ThinkPad Message Receiver 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 On Screen Display or Lenovo Dependency Package in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if shtctky.exe (ThinkPad Message Receiver) 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 ThinkPad Message Receiver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ThinkPad Message Receiver 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 shtctky.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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