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What is hooks.dll?

Hooks.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 hooks.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Hooks.dll file information

The process known as Hooks DLL or TODO: File description appears to belong to software TODO: Product name or Hooks DLL by TODO: Company name or Matrox Graphics (www.matrox.com).

Description: Hooks.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file hooks.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 53,248 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 156,672 bytes or 90,112 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hooks.dll.html 
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 is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The hooks.dll file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. Hooks.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If hooks.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The hooks.dll file is not a Windows core file. Hooks.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

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


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Summary: Average user rating of hooks.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks hooks.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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