What is HControl.exe? Is HControl.exe spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your HControl.exe process
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3. Run Spyware Doctor to remove persistent malware

Process name: HControl or HControl.exe
Product: ASUS HControl or ATK or ATK Hotkey or Windows Update or HControl.exe or OpenOffice.org
Company: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (www.asus.com) or ATK
File: HControl.exe

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of HControl.exe: 4 based on 22 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

598 users ask for this file. 10 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 1 user rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about HControl.exe:
robert It came installed with my sony vaio Laptop... it's supposed to enable additional keys
Vash_T.S. It's a Software That Enables Hotkey Commands (Programmable) Linked in Additional Keys Often External From Keyboards. Used on Notebooks
Vash_T.S. It's Also Used for OSD Commands
Coalminer came also with some Samsung Notebooks... just for the Hotkeys  See also: Link
chris After 7 months using my new Sony VAIO, something changed on my system (don't know what) and now Hcontrol.exe causes Outlook Express to open every time Windows starts up. Not harmful, but irritating nevertheless. When hcontrol.exe is disabled my hotkeys still work, as far as I can tell...
Fred Empfohlen bei Asus Notebook
Marcus Smith Installed on Asus Laptops, provides short-cut keys (Function Key + Function Numbers) to useful features such as turning wireless on/off etc.
Marieke I can't launch the Internet Explorer anymore - other ATK driver installed but that didn't help.
noname might be a hotkey driver problem...
niemand nix gefährliches
Robin M. Sony Laptop. After upgrade to SP2 Outlook Express started automatically; now the same thing happens after adding Microsoft updates. I will disable it and see if the problem is cured.
I have an Asus Notebook, and somehow hcontrol.exe at times uses 100% of my CPU speed, which is irritating...
Frank McD I had the same problem with, and result of fix suggested for, my Sony Vaio as Chris did. It started immediately after installing XP Service Pack 2. Running msconfig startup and enabling items one at a time revealed the problem.
jvn not essential...unless you want the button to turn wireless on/off to work
Sir Lulz CPU spikes to 100% under certain conditions, but unsure how to replicate conditions

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