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What is RTSSHooks.dll?

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

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RTSSHooks.dll file information

The process known as RivaTuner Statistics Server belongs to software RivaTuner Statistics Server or MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision or EVGA Precision X by unknown.

Description: RTSSHooks.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RTSSHooks.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,864 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/rtsshooks.dll.html 
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. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. RTSSHooks.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with RTSSHooks.dll, you can remove the entire program RivaTuner Statistics Server or MSI Afterburner using Windows Control Panel.

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If RTSSHooks.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 354,816 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 163,328 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. RTSSHooks.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with RTSSHooks.dll, you can remove the entire program RivaTuner Statistics Server using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RTSSHooks.dll. Therefore, you should check the RTSSHooks.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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User Comments

This is part of MSI Afterburner software
  Cody  
RTSSHooks.dll is the file used by RivaTuner's monitoring features (which is also the backend of MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision) - framerate, GPU usage and temperature, fanspeed and control over such, etc. For people using this software, it wouldn't work without it.
  Luminus   (further information) (further information) (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of RTSSHooks.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks RTSSHooks.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks RTSSHooks.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving RTSSHooks issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RTSSHooks. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RTSSHooks.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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