What is hplun.dll?

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

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Hplun.dll file information

The process known as HotPlug help module belongs to software HplUn by Jetico (

Description: Hplun.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hplun.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (86% of all occurrences), 54,000 bytes or 43,520 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. There is no file information. The hplun.dll file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). 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. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Belongs to BestCrypt program
  Yeah   (further information)
Part of the BestCrypt AES Block device driver suite
AGRSMMSG.exe loads it into address space
Part of Best Crypt
    (further information)
Dont Delete or BC wont run
Component of Rijndael (AES) crypting algorithm of BestCrypt encryption software.
It is a Bestcrypt file used to disable access to Bestcrypt container files. It is acquired when Bestcrypt "calls home" via the internet and compares registration info against a list of known compromised registrations. If it is determined that the registration info is one of the compromised registrations, hplun.dll is copied to your C:\Windows\System32 directory and Bestcrypt will not allow you to mount a volume. Not a good thing to have if you use Bestcrypt with a stolen registration.
Best crypt encryption sofware
Belongs to BestCrypt program
Part of BestCrypt - Hot Plug of Volumes
I have BC iinstalled
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Summary: Average user rating of hplun.dll: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments. 13 users think hplun.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks hplun.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hplun issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hplun. 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 hplun.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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