Most antivirus programs identify HookTitle.dll as malware.
The HookTitle.dll file is a software component of ASUS MultiFrame by ASUSTeK.
HookTitle.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to ASUS MultiFrame, a utility software that allows users to arrange multiple windows on their desktop. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. ASUS MultiFrame is a software program developed for the Windows platform. The program lets users quickly arrange multiple windows in several different combinations while making sure they do not overlap with each other. The program works optimally with up to four separate windows. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
HookTitle stands for ASUS Multiframe HookTitle Link Library
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Description: HookTitle.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file HookTitle.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes and 4 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. HookTitle.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. HookTitle.dll is not a Windows system file. HookTitle.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. HookTitle.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify HookTitle.dll related errors
Important: You should check the HookTitle.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active HookTitle process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the HookTitle.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 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.