What is MobileHotspotclient.exe?

The genuine MobileHotspotclient.exe file is a software component of Lenovo Mobile Hotspot by Lenovo.
Lenovo Mobile Hotspot is a networking utility that enables the sharing of network connections. MobileHotspotclient.exe runs the Lenovo Mobile Hotspot application. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems.

Lenovo Mobile Hotspot is a simple networking tool that lets users share their Internet connections with other computers. The application will allow only mobile phone data connections (2G, 3G, and 4G) to be shared. Lenovo Mobile Hotspot cannot be utilized to create ad-hoc Internet connections through Ethernet. Lenovo Mobile Hotspot is available for the Microsoft Windows platform.

The Lenovo Group is a Chinese technology company that offers solutions in consumer electronics, servers, electronic storage devices, workstations, network-attached storage, IT infrastructure and management software, etc. The company is currently the world's largest vendor of personal computers. Lenovo operates in over 60 countries and generates over US$ 43.03 billion in annual revenue. The company was founded in 1984 as Legend but changed its name upon incorporation in 1988. Lenovo is currently headquartered in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.

MobileHotspotClient stands for Mobile Hotspot Client Application

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 MobileHotspotclient.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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MobileHotspotclient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MobileHotspotclient
MobileHotspotclient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Mobile Hotspot Client Application belongs to software Lenovo Dependency Package or Lenovo Settings Mobile Hotspot by Lenovo (

Description: MobileHotspotclient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MobileHotspotclient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Mobile Hotspot\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,010,784 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 2,645,568 bytes, 939,976 bytes or 937,968 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The MobileHotspotclient.exe file is a Verisign signed file. MobileHotspotclient.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. MobileHotspotclient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Lenovo provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Lenovo Dependency Package or Lenovo Settings Mobile Hotspot).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MobileHotspotclient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MobileHotspotclient.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.


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Best practices for resolving MobileHotspotclient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MobileHotspotclient. 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 MobileHotspotclient.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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