What is oehook.dll?

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

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Oehook.dll file information

The process known as OEAPI oehook belongs to software VIPRE Antivirus or OEAPI or VIPRE Internet Security or VIPRE Antivirus Premium or VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware or Sunbelt Enterprise Agent or by Nektra S.A (

Description: Oehook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file oehook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 110,592 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 106,496 bytes or 28,672 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 program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Oehook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with VIPRE Internet Security or VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware occur, you can also do the following:

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

geh├Ârt zu delphish von Netzwerk, womit man in e-mails weitere Links nachverfolgen kann. Die Harmlosigkeit steht noch aus, Erfahrungswerte sind w├╝nschenswert
  Tim   (further information)
it is a vipre dll file. it turns out SpyDetect found oehook.dll "probably recording my keystrokes"
  joe fivepack  

Summary: Average user rating of oehook.dll: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks oehook.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving oehook issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with oehook. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the oehook.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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