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What is APSHook.dll?

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

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APSHook.dll file information

The process known as Application Protection Hook belongs to software Bioscrypt VeriSoft Single Sign On or Cognizance Identity Manager or Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools or ASUS Security Protect Manager by Bioscrypt (l1id.com) or Cognizance (www.cognizancesecurity.com).

Description: APSHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file APSHook.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 56,832 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 70,144 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/apshook.dll.html 
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. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). APSHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with APSHook.dll, you may also look for help on the www.hp.com [1][2] website or remove the entire program Credential Manager for HP or VeriSoft Access Manager using Windows Control Panel.

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If APSHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 89,872 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 89,856 bytes. The program is not visible. APSHook.dll is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. APSHook.dll is not a Windows core file. APSHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with APSHook.dll, you may also look for help on the www.hp.com website, update to a possibly corrected version or remove the entire program Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools or Credential Manager for HP using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as APSHook.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the APSHook.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.

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User Comments

With the company where I work, when ever you try to send an email it uses asphook.dll
  nomb  
It is installed with Bioscrypt VieriSoft manager. And if you use your fingerprint device with verisoft access manager to logon to windows, applications or webpages then you need this file.
  Sagar   (further information)
This is software delivered by the manufacturer of notebook
  sick  
this is asus prote of Notebook Security
   

Summary: Average user rating of APSHook.dll: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think APSHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade APSHook.dll ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving APSHook issues

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