What is IMHook.dll?

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

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IMHook.dll file information

The process known as Logitech Instant Messenger Hook (UNICODE) or IncrediHook DLL belongs to software Logitech SetPoint or IncrediHook Dynamic Link Library by Logitech ( or IncrediMail (

Description: IMHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file IMHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\ or C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee QuickClean\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,866 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 10,240 bytes or 17,424 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 program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. IMHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also remove the entire program Logitech SetPoint or IncrediMail Xe using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify IMHook.dll related errors

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

i don't know what it is.. speak english it might help us dump people that can't speak another language.
Used by incredimail
Part of IncrediMail
    (further information)
part of incredimail
I ask myself: why do they konstruct this exe so dangerous, and not userfriendly?
  Ernst Gomringer  
Incredimails everytime active email checker
this is the incredimail ie toolbar hook
send the number of Messages that a User sends;
Its part of Incredimail, the email programme
  Phil king  
Its just part of incredimail, completely safe
Part of program
It,s necesary for the use of some cliks as shortcuts for receive-send or open the e-mail. F10 F12 and F6 but not sent any more information about cliks used.
  Antonio   (further information)
it's part of IncrediMail , but I don't know what it's for , though
  Pcfreakske2000   (further information)
Although it can record keyboard inputs (for shortcuts and retrieval) it is not a keyboard logger and does not send a log of keystrokes anywhere.
  Friendly Programmer  
Email Toolbar hook for InCrediMail
It is part of incredimail.Checks your e-mails
fichier incredimail
IMHOOK.DLL is an dll file for Wireless Keyboards & Mouse or Bluetoth i have deassambled it.
everybody i am not sure but read from the link
  MK   (further information)
Its a malworm virus

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Summary: Average user rating of IMHook.dll: based on 33 votes with 20 user comments. 26 users think IMHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users think IMHook.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade IMHook.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IMHook issues

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