What is adialhk.dll?

Adialhk.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if adialhk.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Adialhk.dll file information

The process known as kldialhk or Kaspersky Internet Security (version 7.0) belongs to software Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus (version 6.0 for, 6.0 for Windows) or Defender Pro Internet Security by Kaspersky Lab ( or Kaspersky Lab ZAO (

Description: Adialhk.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Adialhk.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 84,496 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 83,208 bytes and 10 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Adialhk.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with adialhk.dll, you can visit the vendor’s support site, update the program or remove the entire program Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Security Suite CBE using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify adialhk.dll related errors

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

gehört zu Kaspersky AV
Gefährlichkeit und Entfernvorschlag bitte anpassen, falls Prozess wie beschrieben Teil des Kaspersky Antivirus-Programms?!?
  KAV User  

Summary: Average user rating of adialhk.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks adialhk.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving adialhk issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with adialhk. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the adialhk.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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