What is Alt+Q Hotkey.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Alt+Q Hotkey.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Alt+Q Hotkey.exe file information

The Alt+Q Hotkey.exe process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Alt+Q Hotkey.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Alt+Q Hotkey.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 27,648 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The Alt+Q Hotkey.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Alt+Q Hotkey.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Alt+Q Hotkey.exe. Therefore, you should check the Alt+Q Hotkey.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Diese datei liegt dem Mac OSX theme paket von FlyAKite OSX bei.
  Tim   (further information)
it's FlyakiteOSX's part. Not a virus.
Is a program that closes program like alt+F4, comes with flyakite transformation pack
Part of Flyakite.exe, which changes Windows desktop to look like Mac OS X. Difficult to uninstall.

Summary: Average user rating of Alt+Q Hotkey.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks Alt+Q Hotkey.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Alt+Q Hotkey issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Alt+Q Hotkey. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Alt+Q Hotkey.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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