What is DockShellHookOEM.dll?

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

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DockShellHookOEM.dll file information

The process known as AlienGUIse Theme Manager belongs to software AlienGUIse Theme Manager or Adobe Shockwave Player by unknown.

Description: DockShellHookOEM.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DockShellHookOEM.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 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 program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The DockShellHookOEM.dll file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. DockShellHookOEM.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. DockShellHookOEM.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall AlienGUIse Theme Manager or Adobe Shockwave Player from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify DockShellHookOEM.dll related errors

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

This is a Windows XP Theme driver
It is just a theme for Windows Xp
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Summary: Average user rating of DockShellHookOEM.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think DockShellHookOEM.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving DockShellHookOEM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DockShellHookOEM. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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