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What is GameHook.dll?

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

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GameHook.dll file information

The process known as Logitech Gaming Hook (UNICODE) or Logitech Gaming Hook belongs to software Logitech SetPoint or Battlefield Heroes by Logitech (www.logitech.com).

Description: GameHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GameHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 64,016 bytes, 45,056 bytes or 36,352 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/gamehook.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. GameHook.dll is not a Windows core file. GameHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Logitech SetPoint (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), turn to the software developer, Logitech, for advice or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify GameHook.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GameHook.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GameHook.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

MX515 gaming mouse uses it, allowing for in game changes of mouse DPI sensitivity
  Lonestar*  
USed for logitech mouse
  Kevin  
Logitech Mouse driver program
   
is is used with asus g1s gaming mouse alowing for in game chages for mouse DPI sensitivity as well as for some function key adjustments
  mci  
try and use old 9.80 software from cd, the 9.80 you can download includes the hook dll's,it was part of the 9.81 drivers which now seem unavailable,,wonder why
   
Logitech mouse software. Also for g7 laser mouse
  Celticlightning  
Logitech mouse drivers
  Rober  
logitech mx518 dpi switch program
  aldi  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GameHook.dll: based on 58 votes with 9 reviews. 51 users think GameHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks GameHook.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade GameHook.dll ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving GameHook issues

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