What is eNetHook.dll?

The genuine eNetHook.dll file is a software component of Acer Empowering Technology by Acer.
eNetHook.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Acer Empowering Technology, a set of utility programs designed for managing networks, power and security features for Acer laptops and PCs. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Acer Empowering Technology is a suite of utility programs that accompany Acer computers. The suite includes the Acer eNet management to configure networks, Acer ePower management to configure mobile power options, and Acer eData security management. Other programs include eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager, as well as others utilities to manage passwords, file encryption, memory optimization, and network connections. Acer was founded in 1976 by Stan Shih, Carolyn Yeh and five others as Multitech in 1976. It is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics giant that produces laptops, desktops, smart phones, displays, storage devices and peripherals. Acer was the fourth largest global vendor of personal computers in 2013 and generates an annual revenue of more than $16 billion. The company is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

eNetHook stands for Acer eNet Management Hook

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

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ENetHook.dll file information

The process known as eNMSwWatcher Dynamic Link Library belongs to software acer eNetManagement by acer (

Description: ENetHook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ENetHook.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 20 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. It is not a Windows system file. 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 program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). ENetHook.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eNetHook.dll. Therefore, you should check the eNetHook.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 dll is part of eNetManagement software by Acer

Summary: Average user rating of eNetHook.dll: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks eNetHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks eNetHook.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving eNetHook issues

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