What is RocketDock.dll?

The genuine RocketDock.dll file is a software component of Rocket Dock by Punk Software.
RocketDock.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Rocket Dock application, a program launcher that docks on the Windows desktop and provides a cleaner interface from which users can access programs and other shortcuts. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Rocket Dock is a freeware software that features an alpha-blended customizable interface, the ability to minimize items to the dock, indicators for running applications, drag and drop functionality to add or remove items from the dock, item positioning and layering options, autohide and popup on mouse over, complete portability and compatibility with skins from other docking software, and multiple language support. Punk Labs consists of a small team of two 'indie' software developers - Oren "PolyVector" Kurtz and Tara "Skunkie" Bellafiore. Over the years, the duo have created numerous freeware software such as Sunshine!, UberIcon, and Shadow Softener, distributed using the Creative Commons license. More recently, Punk Labs collaborated with Steam to produce The Forest, a first person shooter, horror-survival game.

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

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RocketDock.dll file information

The process known as Rocket Dock (version 1.3.5, 1.3.0, 1.3.4) belongs to software Pack Vista Inspirat (version 2) or Racy Skin Pack (version 1.0-X64) or Lion UX Pack or SkinPack El Capitan or iOS6 Skin Pack (version 6.0-Win7X64) or SkinPack Airlock or Lion Transformation Pack or Radiance Skin Pack (version 1.0-X86) by Punk Software (

Description: RocketDock.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file RocketDock.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 143,847 bytes or 438,748 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. RocketDock.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. RocketDock.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to ask for help from Support [1][2], search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website or uninstall RocketDock or Pack Vista Inspirat from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify RocketDock.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name RocketDock.dll, for example PE_RAMNIT.DEN (detected by TrendMicro), and W32.Ramnit.B!inf (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the RocketDock.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

Desktop Addon
sidebar widget
  helper   (further information)
it a dock for windows in mac fashion it uses nearly no resources when not in use but when u mouse over it resources soar i like it though
Is part of RocketDock SW
  Eremita Solitario   (further information)
Comes with RocketDock program. Not dangerous.
  Auris   (further information)
Programm Starter Dock
  Michel Wittmer  
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.
  Alex M.   (further information)
Extra Bar
  Masa   (further information)
Dock Program, able to put your own links into dock for one click access
Toolbar app similar to Apple docks
RocketDocket Addon
Desktop Add-on
Toolbar like a Macintosh in Windows
possible spying keylogger!!! - try Keyloggerkiller:
  Andrej K.   (further information)
cannot delete it
  Malcolm Dale  
Produces a toolbar simalar to a mac and allows quicklaunch of programes.
  Pete J  
quicklaunch of programes
  John T  
Desktop Add-on for Windows looking like a Mac Dock. Uses ludicrous amout of resources when hovering mouse over O_O
This is Windows extension

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RocketDock.dll: based on 35 votes with 19 user comments. 28 users think RocketDock.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade RocketDock.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving RocketDock issues

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