What is qvphook.dll?

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

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Qvphook.dll file information

The process known as QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook

belongs to software Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows (version 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT) or Quick View Plus for Windows XP and Windows (version 2000) or Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows (version 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, 2000, and Windows Vista) or Quick View Plus for Windows (version 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT) or Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows (version 7, and Windows 8)

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Description: Qvphook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Qvphook.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 57,344 bytes, 73,728 bytes or 41,472 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Qvphook.dll is not a Windows core file. The qvphook.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It monitors program starts. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify qvphook.dll related errors

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

This is the tra program for Quick View Plus. It is what allows it to run inside different programs.
  Frank Robertson  
It is a Quick View Plus Hook into Outlook.
  J Blunt   (further information)
File viewer. Best I've come across.
  Chris Christoforou   (further information)
Have been using Quick View as a file viewer for years... never any problems
  A Vesper   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of qvphook.dll: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think qvphook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving qvphook issues

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