What is rchook.dll?

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

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Rchook.dll file information

The process known as RCHook Module belongs to software RCHook Module by unknown.

Description: Rchook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rchook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 102,400 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 software has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. It monitors program starts. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

it's a dll from the recovery manager that comes with vcom's powerdesk and systemsuit (successor of ontracks systemsuit) and is part of the recovery manager. after i uninstalled the whole stuff i found files of the recovery manager in my systems tempfiles. this dll was still active and i wasn't able to close it down, since it isn't registered under that name in the taskmanager. i suppose it ain't malware, but was just put together by an incompetent programmer. so keep an eye out if you remove it, it might still be active.
  Brayn Boytano  
RCHook Module VCOM Recovery Commander shell execute hook
  Rob Larson   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of rchook.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks rchook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving rchook issues

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