What is HKLock.dll?

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

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HKLock.dll file information

There are no author's data about the HKLock.dll process.

Description: HKLock.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file HKLock.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 57,344 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. HKLock.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. HKLock.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Man kann die datei löschen ohne fehler zu verursachen, muss dies aber vor dem windowsstart tuen
Related to wireless mouse or keybord or both
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Summary: Average user rating of HKLock.dll: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think HKLock.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving HKLock issues

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