What is pcihooks.DLL?

Pcihooks.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 pcihooks.DLL is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Pcihooks.DLL file information

The process known as NetSupport pcihooks or NetSupport Manager or PC-Duo v9.10

belongs to software NetSupport Manager or PC-Duo or REMCON PC-Duo or NetSupport Manager Client or Ranger Remote Control or NetSupport PC-Duo or NetSupport School

by NetSupport ( or Vector Networks.

Description: Pcihooks.DLL is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Pcihooks.DLL is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,543 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 98,374 bytes and 6 more variants. 
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. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no file information. Pcihooks.DLL is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:

Recommended: Identify pcihooks.DLL related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pcihooks.DLL. Therefore, you should check the pcihooks.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

Can originate from NetSupport Manager, a remote control application
  Vodkaneat   (further information)
PC-Duo Remote Control (helpdesk)
  Time   (further information)
Ist der Treiber für die Remote Software Remcon PC-Duo. Ist ganz harmlos!
  Patrick Gräbener  
Part of a PC-duo remote control program.
NetSupport Manager related
Initialised as part of NetSupport Manager
Treiber für REMCON PCDUO (Remote Verwaltung)

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Summary: Average user rating of pcihooks.DLL: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think pcihooks.DLL is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving pcihooks issues

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