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Process name: Microsoft Safely Remove Hardware applet
Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Opearting System
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is hotplug.dll doing on my computer?
hotplug.dll is a library file which allows Microsoft Windows users to safely remove, hotswitchable hardware such as PCMCIA devices. hotplug.dll is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed. Check your system now to identify unused processes that are slowing down your computer.
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Is hotplug.dll harmful?
This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
hotplug.dll is a safe process
Can I stop or remove hotplug.dll?
Since hotplug.dll is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly. Scan Windows processes now to identify unused processes that are affecting your PC’s performance.
Is hotplug.dll CPU intensive?
This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss. To protect your computer from CPU manipulation, we recommend that you SpeedUpMyPC’s Speed Tools to effectively improve your PC’s performance.