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(Note, Innovative Digital Technologies publishes each variation of this file with the same version, but the hashes are unique.)



By Innovative Digital Technologies (Signed)

Remove libhotkeys_plugin.dll
MD5:   65b3fac0d08ce17ab4d512ee45b4c98f
SHA1:   0273e1dec246832ff9b38aa6c1e807c1c8b47259
SHA256:   13ab48971c5def0da9fbf1d215b3fadf8668e668d710612b6f2fca9245a49891

What is libhotkeys_plugin.dll?

libhotkeys_plugin.dll BHO is the Browser Helper Object for the VideoLAN (VLC) product installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content. VideoLAN is a project that develops software for playing video and other media formats across a local area network (LAN).

About libhotkeys_plugin.dll (from Innovative Digital Technologies)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


libhotkeys_plugin.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. The file is digitally signed by Innovative Digital Technologies which was issued by the COMODO CA Limited certificate authority (CA).


File name:libhotkeys_plugin.dll
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\plugins\control\libhotkeys_plugin.dll
Size:50 KB (51,200 bytes)
Issued to:Innovative Digital Technologies
Authority (CA):COMODO CA Limited
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8 7.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.94%
Windows 8 Pro 4.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 4.76%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.17%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 3.17%
Windows 8.1 N 1.59%
Windows 8.1 1.59%
Windows 7 Professional 1.59%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.59%
Windows 8 Release Preview 1.59%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 16.13% of libhotkeys_plugin.dll.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.09%
Hewlett-Packard 23.91%
Acer 13.04%
Toshiba 13.04%
Samsung 8.70%
ASUS 8.70%
Lenovo 4.35%
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