What is KeyboardHookDll.dll?

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

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KeyboardHookDll.dll file information

The process known as KeyboardHookDll belongs to software Musicmatch Jukebox or Amazon MP3 Downloader or MUSICMATCH® Jukebox by Musicmatch (

Description: KeyboardHookDll.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KeyboardHookDll.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,192 bytes (62% of all occurrences) or 10,752 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. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The KeyboardHookDll.dll file is not a Windows system file. KeyboardHookDll.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. KeyboardHookDll.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with KeyboardHookDll.dll occur, you can also uninstall Musicmatch┬« Jukebox or Amazon MP3 Downloader from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify KeyboardHookDll.dll related errors

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

used by musicmatch
(C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\KeyboardHookDll.dll) size 1233107
Used by juckebox but my Firewall warning me that change this the settings from Opera,Thunderbird,eMule and a lot from other application's
Looking at the file text, looks like it is for media keyboards with the extra media player controls they have
It belongs to musicmatch. But I suggest to delete it, 'cause it's has very suspicous behavior.
I've not noticed any problems with this and have used MMJB now for 8yrs
I never had this file show until today 1/19/07. Its really hard to say that it is dangerours or not dangerous

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of KeyboardHookDll.dll: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think KeyboardHookDll.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks KeyboardHookDll.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade KeyboardHookDll.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving KeyboardHookDll issues

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