What is hookdll.dll?

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.

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Hookdll.dll file information

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 ( or Altiris ( or Wise Solutions (

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.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall HiAlgo BOOST or Logitech SetPoint software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify hookdll.dll related errors

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.


User Comments

  Gawå   (further information)
SetupHook from Wise Solutions, Inc. - perhaps from PkgStudio
  Desktop PC Architect  
Part of the Wise Package Studio suite of Windows Installer MSI packaging toolset
  Roy Wiseman   (further information)
this dll is used to get keystrokes, and can potentially be used maliciously, although is a legitimate operating system dll.
ASUS Driver
  ASUSTeK Computer Inc.   (further information)
Logitech, SetPoint s/w for keyboards and mice. User customized keys and buttons to access and launch third party applications.
  T¥C   (further information)
Look Carefully before you make a comment. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WRITE AND PROOVE IT TO YOURSELF! LookNSearch Has a comma before the dll HookDll.,dll NOT HookDll.dll THis is safe from Logitech!!!
  andy   (further information)
This file is associated with the Mediaplay wireless mouse software and its multimedia controls from Logitech. I quarantined the file and my media buttons on my mouse were no longer recognized.
  That Dave Guy  
Wise for Windows Installer 6.1
Comes with the logitch media mouse.
  Scott Forsyth   (further information)
it appears on system startup saying blazing tools perfect keylogger
  steven griffiths  
Got this when installing a program for MSI installers
Part of Logitech Setpoint
Its a keylogging trojan, and mysteriously keeps coming back
  Ben Hurr  
Can be used for keyloggers, Loads on start up with "Blazingtools Perfect Keylogger"
logitech hook dll's are not safeas the whole mouse controlling itself problem is widespread, but they are needed to program the mouses hotkeys
Part of Logitech Setpoint
Part of Logitech's SetPoint
also part of the mouse configuration software from Trust
It may also belong to Trust GM-4200 Gamer Mouse. It is 229,376 bytes long in my case, and the process does show up in Sysinternals Process Explorer. Used for hot-keys/auto-fire I think. Quarantining it with Adaware gives warning about not being able to load it, but standard buttons work fine.
  theasta   (further information)
it make's my computter desorded and slow
It can be from Wise Installation Studio
  Iain   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hookdll.dll: based on 25 votes with 23 user comments. 8 users think hookdll.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 6 users think hookdll.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hookdll issues

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.

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