Hookdll.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 hookdll.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as Hook Dll or Hook DLL (UNICODE) or SetupHook
belongs to software Logitech SetPoint or Hook Dll or Wise Solutions, Inc. SetupHook or Wise Installation Studio or HiAlgo BOOST
by Logitech (www.logitech.com) or Altiris (www.altiris.com) or Wise Solutions (www.wisesolutions.com).
Description: Hookdll.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hookdll.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\GRT\Controller\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,752 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes and 10 more variants.
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. The hookdll.dll file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. There is no description of the program. Hookdll.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If hookdll.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 4,608 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 7,744 bytes or 73,728 bytes. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs, MACHINE\Run). hookdll.dll appears to be a compressed file.
If hookdll.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 42,496 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The hookdll.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. Hookdll.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name hookdll.dll, for example Trojan.Generic.11191019 (detected by BitDefender), and Win32:BitCoinMiner-FL [Trj] (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the hookdll.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hookdll. 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 hookdll.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.