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Perfect Hotkey 2.4 Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — Perfect Hotkey 2.4

A powerful hotkey managing and overriding utility for Windows.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 30 (60%) 20 (40%) 36 comments

Perfect Hotkey 2.4 was available as a giveaway on April 14, 2018!

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The fastest and most effective registry optimization utility

Perfect Hotkey is a powerful hotkey managing and overriding utility for Windows. Perfect Hotkey lets you hide programs and windows, instantly shutdown, restart or logoff, insert canned messages, open unlimited amounts of websites, programs, games, files, folders, drives. All with your keyboard.

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System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

http://www.pcclean.io/perfect-hotkey/

File Size:

2.84 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#19

direct download of the trial software from the main website also hits a virus warning, so it's something to do with a change in the code. Maybe hackers etc giveawayoftheday will need to look into this with Pcclean the developers of hotkey, It would be nice to see a rerun of this giveaway once the issue is concluded. until then best not to download and stay safe. Any questions you can contact me on twitter softwarereview7

Reply   |   Comment by softwarereviewguru  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Ok, it's explained in text file.

Reply   |   Comment by BOGO  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#17

Where is register option? I see
only "Trial version" and "Buy it now" .

Reply   |   Comment by BOGO  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

I got malicious file warning.

Reply   |   Comment by cathy  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

I personally uploaded the file and indeed, four engines out of 65 say contains a certain type of virus, now this could only mean just false positives since those four engines are not the most popular ones on the antivirus market BUT at the same time, if you paste their website, ALSO gets detected as malicious by one engine out of 65, this may lead to believe that this EXE could be calling home every so often for other purposes only God knows what. I would suggest, for all paranoid individuals to refrain from downloading and/or installing this app, if you itch to find out more about it, I would also suggest you run it sandbagged and play there, for more advanced techies, there are programs that will let you disassemble EXE files into their smaller components and then look into it with more detailand see what's under the hood, cheers...!

Reply   |   Comment by Man  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Man, I uploaded the file to Virus Total website I meant to say, sorry for not finishing the idea.

Reply   |   Comment by Man  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Occasional downloads from various sources, have triggered security alerts on my machines, too. The installations usually fail after questionable file(s) have been quarantined, so if I'm determined to check out the software (sans-their-malware), I take note of the offending file name(s) listed in quarantine. Then I initiate a fresh download. If/when alerts are triggered, this time I don't allow anything to be quarantined. (But I don't do an install nor do I allow Windows to extract it.) Instead, using 7-zip, I unpack it and then inspect the files within the folder. When I find the previously noted offending files, I use [Shift]+[Delete] to purge them. (Never simply delete them or they will still reside within your Recycle Bin.) After using this method, I've had pretty good luck with (most) installers completing a clean installation, not even missing the dirty payload files and choking.

Reply   |   Comment by SysOp404  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

SysOp404, excellent idea, in this case, would you care to share the culprit file? the one you expunged from the exe so the guys here can have some piece of mind and use the software, thanks...!

Reply   |   Comment by Man  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Man - When I started to download this offering, something jogged my memory, so I did some checking. I found that I had downloaded a program called HotKeyMan a few years ago. But after a Windows upgrade, I never bothered to re-install it, since I rarely used it. That being the case, I changed my mind about checking out Perfect HotKey.

After reading so many concerns about this particular package, thought I'd pass along that tip, given to me by a specialist in malware prevention & removal. (I can't claim to have come up with it myself.) Using 7-zip in that way, has saved my bacon several times - one notable case was in keeping OpenCandy off my machine - which commonly piggybacks on free downloads, though I've NEVER found it here, on the Giveaway of the Day site. (As many unfortunates know, that can be one nasty adware infection and is very challenging to completely remove, since it uses rootkit techniques to hide and keep returning.)

Reply   |   Comment by SysOp404  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

SysOp404, thank you very much for the enlightenment, this is our job as people, help each other. Have a great day...!

Reply   |   Comment by Man  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I have v.1.32 already installed and I like it. Has anybody tried installing this new version over the old one, and did it work? Otherwise I will try installing this one alongside so I don't screw up what I have going.

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

beans, Wish I could find your version 1.32.... Like others, can't get this to install after multiple attempts.... tscribe...

Reply   |   Comment by CStevens  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Perfect free alternative: Clavier+.

Reply   |   Comment by Hugo  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

FWIW, Windows 8.1 reports there's no author's signature on the setup file - I ignored it and ran it anyway with no issues or other warnings.

I use AVAST anti-virus, which does sometimes falsely alert on some GAOTD offerings (like their new install wrapper!), but it did not alert me on this one at all.

Not sure on this one, but on the last one I was able to upgrade with no problems, only thing is when you upgrade this turkey, it will wipe-out all your settings & act like a brand-new install! (Wasn't using it too much before, anyway, but ticked-off that I lost the phrases & things I had stored!)

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I also got a "malicious" error message but I've had this software before. I ignored the error and installed anyway. I have a few different checkers in the background. Everything is fine and works geat

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Moore  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

Windows 10 says zip contained virus - Trojan:Win32/Spursint.F!cl

Reply   |   Comment by Martin Reznicek  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#9

Perfect Hotkey 2.4 ..

It doesn't seem to be working with TRS 80 .

Model # 183h5e81h2741 .

Reply   |   Comment by heh '  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

After installation and registration the program is trying to "phone home" and install 'phinstall.txt'
My antivirus (ESET) is popping up a notice every couple of minutes saying it has blocked the address.

https://gyazo.com/0c1913941b090c905835d111d006538f

1: What is this file it's trying to download?
2: If it's a legitimate part of the installation procedure, why is it not built into the installer?

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I've just completed successful installation and activation of today's giveaway, Perfect Hotkey 2.4, on my Acer laptop using Win 8. It took only moments despite a coupla challenges.
First, in the readme file the user is directed to "right-click the icon in the system tray (next to the clock)" where one is to then select "help" and enter the Registration Key. My PC had stored the icon in the hidden icon box so I had to open the box before right-clicking. But after entering he Key included in the readme file, it worked perfectly.
Second, the user is then directed to re-start the application in order to have status upgrade from the trial edition to registered. At first attempt it failed. I then clued in that the program was still open and could only be closed by right-clicking the hidden icon and select "exit". All is now in order and I'm in possession of the registered lifetime license.
I look forward to trying out this freebie today and would like to thank GAOTD and YL Computing for this, another of a long list of generous offers that I have benefited from over the years since I first discovered the GAOTD site.
All the best everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by peaceworks  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

Installed it. Entered registration name and key. Exited program. Loaded program. Still says trial edition.

Reply   |   Comment by Oreguy  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Oreguy, you have to exit the program by right-clicking it in the System Tray, bottom right of your screen

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Sam, the problem was not with exiting. That happened just fine. The problem is that, upon loading the program again, it remained in trial edition.

Reply   |   Comment by Oreguy  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OK, now existing that way and reloading program does work.

Reply   |   Comment by Oreguy  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I use NI Autoclicker brilliant little tool

Reply   |   Comment by Wipeout  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#4

downloads but when unzipped only shows a readme file

Reply   |   Comment by donald trumpet  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

tried 10 times download always fails

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Mills  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Ron Mills, perhaps your browser and/or AV block the download. Mine did. Same problem with the official trial on http://www.pcclean.io/perfect-hotkey/download/

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I am not able to do one thing that is; the ability to paste date and time in notepad or any text editor.

It did mentioned it can insert canned messages; so it could possibly insert date and time. Has anyone tried it.
Please do not post sarcastic comments like last time.

Reply   |   Comment by Endomondo  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Endomondo, Not sure about this programs ability as I've not tried it but a previous giveaway https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/flashpaste-6-21/ can do all that using macro strings
%ExTime(###c)% to produce a formated date like 14 April 2018 12:58:20 Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

AutoHotkey is the king of keyboard macro applications, and is always free. And it's not the only one.
$39.95 for this - are you serious ?

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

Harry, its requires writing scripts,
and because of that I installed authotkey but gave up many times.

Reply   |   Comment by Prashant Fauzadar  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Prashant Fauzadar, There is a large community built around AutoHotkey. Lots of advice and scripts are available via google, and one can also get help in the forums. For the simple mapping of keys, the needed script is very simple.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Prashant Fauzadar, The scripts for mapping keys are extremely simple. The only trouble with AHK is that you cannot easily find what you want, such as the names for non-alphanumeric keys, but you can eventually, and it is an excellent programme highly recommended..

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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