What is f3wphook.dll?

F3wphook.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 f3wphook.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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F3wphook.dll file information

The process known as f3wphook.dll belongs to software unknown by Mindspark Interactive Network (

Description: F3wphook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. F3wphook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (77% of all occurrences) or 26,032 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. F3wphook.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. The f3wphook.dll file is not a Windows core file. F3wphook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. f3wphook.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as f3wphook.dll. Therefore, you should check the f3wphook.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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Summary: Average user rating of f3wphook.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks f3wphook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks f3wphook.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving f3wphook issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with f3wphook. 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 f3wphook.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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