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How to uninstall Hotkey Service from your PC

You can find below details on how to remove Hotkey Service for Windows. The Windows release was developed by AsusTek Computer Inc.. You can read more on AsusTek Computer Inc. or check for application updates here. You can read more about about Hotkey Service at . The application is usually found in the C:\Program Files\ASUS folder. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's decision. The full command line for uninstalling Hotkey Service is C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{71C0E38E-09F2-4386-9977-404D4F6640CD}\setup.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file is named HotkeyService.exe and it has a size of 1.19 MB (1252272 bytes).

Hotkey Service installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 19.35 MB (20292355 bytes) on disk.

  • aprp.exe (1.92 MB)
  • Asus Vibe.exe (535.67 KB)
  • AsusScreensaver.exe (778.42 KB)
  • FlashEPC.exe (114.63 KB)
  • Update.exe (3.10 MB)
  • WinFlash.exe (1.95 MB)
  • AsusVibe2.0.exe (1.22 MB)
  • AsusVibeCheckUpdate.exe (16.17 KB)
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe (535.67 KB)
  • AsusVibeLiveUpdate.exe (19.67 KB)
  • dotNetFX35setup.exe (2.73 MB)
  • unins000.exe (1.13 MB)
  • uninst.exe (159.62 KB)
  • UninstallV1.exe (205.67 KB)
  • CapsHook.exe (434.91 KB)
  • Eee Docking.exe (404.67 KB)
  • unins000.exe (1.11 MB)
  • FontResizer.exe (1.01 MB)
  • AsusSender.exe (33.91 KB)
  • AsusService.exe (219.41 KB)
  • HotKeyMon.exe (98.91 KB)
  • HotkeyService.exe (1.19 MB)
  • AsIoUnins.exe (114.63 KB)
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe (402.93 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 1.38 of Hotkey Service. Click on the links below for other Hotkey Service versions: to view all...
Hotkey Service has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Asus

The files below were left behind on your disk by Hotkey Service when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\Asus\APRP\aprp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Asus\APRP\langs.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Asus\APRP\smbinfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Asus\ASUS WebStorage\\AsusWSShellExt.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\AsusTek Computer Inc.\Hotkey Service
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{71C0E38E-09F2-4386-9977-404D4F6640CD}

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\ASUS\LiveUpdate\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\0129BD4AF6F5B3E49864FBC975CE0219\1B3A5E831FDA0E7408426713A003BE63
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\03BE91FA78EA8BD4FBC3879997DBC794\1B3A5E831FDA0E7408426713A003BE63
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\03F36226147DD6B4CB1DE7678C829B8B\1B3A5E831FDA0E7408426713A003BE63

How to erase Hotkey Service from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Hotkey Service is an application released by the software company AsusTek Computer Inc.. Sometimes, people decide to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is hard because removing this by hand requires some knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE way to uninstall Hotkey Service is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your computer.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Hotkey Service or simply activate the Search field and type in "Hotkey Service". The Hotkey Service program will be found very quickly. When you click Hotkey Service in the list of applications, the following information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding Hotkey Service, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Hotkey Service:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{71C0E38E-09F2-4386-9977-404D4F6640CD}\setup.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Hotkey Service.
Uninstall Hotkey Service

8. After removing Hotkey Service, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Hotkey Service that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Hotkey Service with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Hotkey Service by AsusTek Computer Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Hotkey Service by AsusTek Computer Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Hotkey Service supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-06 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-05 22:01:00.617