What is dwspy36.DLL?

Dwspy36.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 dwspy36.DLL is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Dwspy36.DLL file information

The process known as SpyWorks support library belongs to software dwspy36 Module or Eagle for Windows or Activity Advantage by Desaware (

Description: Dwspy36.DLL is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dwspy36.DLL is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 75,776 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 77,312 bytes, 77,824 bytes or 76,800 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. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Dwspy36.DLL is not a Windows system file. Dwspy36.DLL is able to record keyboard inputs. Dwspy36.DLL is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Activity Advantage or Eagle for Windows come up, you can remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify dwspy36.DLL related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dwspy36.DLL. Therefore, you should check the dwspy36.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 file for programing in Visual basic to hook into things however it can be mis-used
Keeps recreating itself after cleaning it up with Spyware Doctor. Logs keystrokes and writes itself to the Registry in several (202) locations.
  Mrs. Cahill  
this tool made by a reputable company, Desaware, to make it easier for programmers to do a number of things which can be done without it. Unfortunate name, which originated more than a decade ago when the word "spy" meant some thing completely different to programmers.
My Applicaiton - Amigo Pro - seems to require it and now does not function and cannot be re-installed because my Anti-virus removed the file.
  Fred Kamprad  
Found this file on my system and didn't know if any programs used it. Quartined it then discovered my newly installed AIM 6.0 does not run without the file on the system. With use with this program it is 100% safe, no spyware/adware ect.
  Midget   (further information)
The file is part of program "spell check anywhere"
  Hudi   (further information)
this file can make it self become nessery as it chamges other system and program files to require it just get rid of it. I got this file after downloading the rsabase.dll from the web site for free system Dill's
  Dan Moore  
Seems to be a hook as a part of AlphaXP maybe as it has shortcut keys function

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dwspy36.DLL: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think dwspy36.DLL is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think dwspy36.DLL is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving dwspy36 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dwspy36. 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 dwspy36.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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