hotfix.exe. What is it?

The hotfix.exe is a windows file generated by MSDDHotfix.

It’s a system and hidden file. Hotfix.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 53,248 bytes. Any hotfix can be defined as a combination of files that are used to fix system errors. However it is very important to properly manage hotfix.exe files and often due to mismanagement it may cause slow speed.

Windows hotfix.exe file only exists in windows folder and if found somewhere else on the system, it may be a virus that can cause unnecessary popup screens. If it is a virus, just gently clean your system.


Be careful of multiple hotfix.exe files. Last file should be properly uninstalled.


Author: Part Of: MSDDHotfixCommon path(s): subfolder %WINDOWS%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like hotfix.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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