What is qaphooks.dll?

The genuine qaphooks.dll file is a software component of SilkTest by Borland.
Qaphooks.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to SilkTest, a program used for automated function and regression testing of enterprise applications. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be if known to cause problems. SilkTest was originally developed by Segue Software, a software development company that was acquired by Borland in 2006. The software was developed as a solution to proactively identify and eliminate bottlenecks in mission-critical applications. SilkTest is available for the Windows platform and has been offered in English and Japanese. The Borland Software Corporation is an American company that develops software and supports global software deployment projects. Borland was founded in 1981 by three Danish citizens: Niels Jensen, Ole Henriksen, Mogens Glad. It started off by developing products like Word Index for the CP/M operating system. Borland is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, and employs over 1,000 people. It is now a subsidiary of Micro Focus.

QAPHooks stands for Borland Qualitative Analysis Program Hooks library

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

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Qaphooks.dll file information

The process known as Segue hook library or SilkTest hook library belongs to software Segue shared file or SilkTest shared file by Segue Software ( or Borland Software (

Description: Qaphooks.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Qaphooks.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 221,184 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 200,704 bytes or 229,428 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. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The qaphooks.dll file is not a Windows system file. Qaphooks.dll is able to connect to the Internet and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ SilkTest 2006 R2.

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


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Summary: Average user rating of qaphooks.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks qaphooks.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving qaphooks issues

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