What is APIHookDll.dll?

APIHookDll.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 APIHookDll.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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APIHookDll.dll file information

The process appears to belong to software Iparmor (version 5.39 Build20021108) by unknown.

Description: APIHookDll.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. APIHookDll.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,864 bytes. 
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. There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. APIHookDll.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the software Iparmor using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify APIHookDll.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as APIHookDll.dll. Therefore, you should check the APIHookDll.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

Suspicious, not a Microsoft file. No info found as to origin
norton says trojan horse
A file from Iparmor. Iparmor is a software can protect your valuable data from trojans and worms.They say:Our dll file apihookdll.dll is identified by Norton Anti-Virus as /\\\"psw.hooker/\\\" by mistake. Please call 8008308150 and ask Norton to correct the problem .
mine are infected by PWS.Hooker:Trojan :( trying to get rid of it)
Virus Found! PWS.Hooker.Trojan C:\WINNT\system32\APIHookDll.dll
Password stealing trojan
C:\WINDOWS\system32\APIHookDll.dll delete it immediately
it's a part of Iparmor, a anti-Trojan software. This file is used to protect your passwords from hacker/Trojan .
infected rilevated by RAV antivirus online!
internet and my ecperience
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Summary: Average user rating of APIHookDll.dll: based on 14 votes with 10 user comments. 4 users think APIHookDll.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 7 users think APIHookDll.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving APIHookDll issues

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