What is HookCentre?

HookCentre.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if HookCentre.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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HookCentre.sys file information

The process known as Security Hook belongs to software G DATA Software AG or HookCentre by G Data Software AG ( or G DATA Software AG (

Description: HookCentre.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HookCentre.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,200 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 28,066 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. HookCentre.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using HookCentre.sys, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove G DATA Software AG (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) use the software publisher's support.

Recommended: Identify HookCentre.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as HookCentre.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the HookCentre.sys 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

Part of GDATA Antivirus Kit
Part of GDATA Antivirus Kit
  Curio   (further information)
Diese Datei wird von G-Data AntiVirenKit v. **** mitinstalliert, insofern gehört sie zum Teil des AntiVirus und ist auf keiner Weise "schädlich", natürlich könnte das aber auch missbraucht werden von Programmierer von 'Bad'-Ware! Deswegen, wer kein G-Data Produkt benutzt, hat sicher ein Virus!
  Eagle™ -PsyX-   (further information)
Ich habe ein GData Programm auf meinem Rechner und habe mir gestern die SPYWare Doktor with Antivirus von pc tools runtergeladen. seitdem kann ich meinen rechner nicht mehr benutzen. er zeigt an dass das problem möglicherweise von hookcentre.sys verursacht wurde PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Kann nix mehr machen, hotline gibt es keine. also bei mir ist es "bösewillig". kann nur empfehlen nicht den spyware doctor runterzuladen

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of HookCentre.sys: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think HookCentre.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks HookCentre.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving HookCentre issues

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