How to remove the HookPS2 virus

Most antivirus programs identify HookPS2.dll as malware.

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HookPS2.dll file information

The process HookPS2.dll has no vendor information.

Description: HookPS2.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HookPS2.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 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. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. HookPS2.dll is not a Windows core file. HookPS2.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.

Recommended: Identify HookPS2.dll related errors

Important: You should check the HookPS2.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

keylogger and all stuff
Probably part of a Labtec Keyboard driver or something... that's why it logs keystrokes ;). Didn't try removing it, since i have a labtec keyboard, so it is allowed to be here.

Summary: Average user rating of HookPS2.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks HookPS2.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving HookPS2 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active HookPS2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the HookPS2.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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