What is HookTerminateAPIs.dll?

HookTerminateAPIs.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 HookTerminateAPIs.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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HookTerminateAPIs.dll file information

The process known as Program Protector (version 3.1, 3.2) or CyberPrinter (version 1.7.41) belongs to software Program Protector or CyberPrinter by Karlis Blumentals (

Description: HookTerminateAPIs.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HookTerminateAPIs.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,624 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes or 139,264 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 can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. HookTerminateAPIs.dll is not a Windows system file. HookTerminateAPIs.dll is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with HookTerminateAPIs.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Program Protector or CyberPrinter software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) visit the vendor’s support site
  3) check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

Recommended: Identify HookTerminateAPIs.dll related errors

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

This belongs to CyberPrinter software

Summary: Average user rating of HookTerminateAPIs.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving HookTerminateAPIs issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HookTerminateAPIs. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the HookTerminateAPIs.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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