What is NTKBHook.dll?

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

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NTKBHook.dll file information

The process known as NTKBHook.dll belongs to software Media Key by unknown.

Description: NTKBHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NTKBHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 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 process has no file description. The program is not visible. NTKBHook.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. NTKBHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove Media Key (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify NTKBHook.dll related errors

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

Gehört zur Genius Tastatur und steuert den Media Key
Medientasten-Programm von Genius-Tastatur
Genius keyboard
Genius keyboard (USB)
This is a Genius keyboard component...
  Vitor Rocha  
Genius USB Keyboard
  Vitor Rocha  

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Summary: Average user rating of NTKBHook.dll: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think NTKBHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving NTKBHook issues

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