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HotkeyUtility.exe

Hotkey Utility by Acer Incorporated (Signed)

Version:   3.0.3001.0
MD5:   7a5e3b9111a2253bae627e2bc9893108
SHA1:   92f1e539108fae6672da05371f9103994eeff817

Overview

hotkeyutility.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is an auto-starting process that used the Windows Task Scheduler service to load when the user logs into Windows (sometimes this is required to bypass the UAC protection). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Hotkey Utility published by Packard Bell, Hotkey Utility from Gateway Incorporated and Hotkey Utility by Gateway Incorporated. The file is digitally signed by Acer Incorporated which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:hotkeyutility.exe
Publisher:Acer Incorporated
Product name:Hotkey Utility
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\gateway\hotkey utility\hotkeyutility.exe
File version:3.0.3001.0
Size:540.64 KB (553,616 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Acer Incorporated
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, September 02, 2010
Expiration date:Friday, September 13, 2013
Digital DNA
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Acer Incorporated
12% remove
Acer Hotkey Utility is a desktop utility to hide programs and windows, instantly shutdown, restart or logoff, open unlimited amounts of websites, programs, games, files, folders, drives and more. Hotkey Utility is instaled by default with all new Acer computers.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Hotkey Utility' runs on logon in the path '\Hotkey Utility'
  • Entry path '\Hotkey Utility'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Hotkey Utility'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00018907%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00016492%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00002416%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:447 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:61,662/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:2.49 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):7.76 MB
Private (minimum):565.33 KB
Non-paged memory:2.49 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:89.09 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):95.56 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1.38 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.12 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:6,831/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.22 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:3/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:244 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:3/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:406 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:9/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:179
600
GUI GDI count:49
103
GUI GDI peak:51
142
GUI USER count:28
49
GUI USER peak:30
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\acer\hotkey utility\hotkeyutility.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\gateway\hotkey utility\hotkeyutility.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:services.exe (by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8 57.14%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 42.86%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 57.14% of Hotkey Utility.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 100.00%
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