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What is MouseHook.dll?

MouseHook.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 MouseHook.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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MouseHook.dll file information

The process known as Active Desktop Calendar (version 7.95) belongs to software RocketDock or Active Desktop Calendar by Sony (www.sony.com) or XemiComputers.

Description: MouseHook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MouseHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,584 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes, 45,056 bytes, 49,152 bytes or 44,032 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/mousehook.dll.html 
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 file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. MouseHook.dll is able to record inputs. MouseHook.dll seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software publisher Xemico provides update information (www.xemico.com). You could uninstall Active Desktop Calendar or RocketDock from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If MouseHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 27,648 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 22,016 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. MouseHook.dll seems to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name MouseHook.dll, for example Generic.dx (detected by McAfee), and Mal/FakeVirPk-A (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the MouseHook.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

Part of the RocketDock application.
  nemo   (further information)
It is a DLL designed to stop Unwanted and disruptive Mouse wheel movement and rolling over record list when the behavior is not wanted.
  David Eakin   (further information)
file is listed at www.lebans.com for turning off the mouse scroll wheel in Access databases
    (further information)
Disables the mouse scroll function (ie. on a form in MS Access)
Part of LingoPad
  nero   (further information)
According to Malwarebytes' Anti- Malware, Mousehook.dll is in fact a Trojan.FakeAlert
mine has been infected with a trojan - so it is vulnerable but not in itself bad perhaps
There is a version used a lot with MS Access
  Andy Fell   (further information)
It is part of Paragon Software's PenReader application. Seems there are still some problems with 64bit OS though.
Used with MSAccess to prevent mousewheel scroll through records

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Summary: Average user rating of MouseHook.dll: based on 12 votes with 10 user comments.
5 users think MouseHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think MouseHook.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade MouseHook.dll ("not sure about it").

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