What is WhoLockMe.dll?

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

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WhoLockMe.dll file information

The process known as List all the process locking a file belongs to software WhoLockMe Explorer Extension by Bitmind ( or Bitmind / Pygmy Productions.

Description: WhoLockMe.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WhoLockMe.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 36,864 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. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. WhoLockMe.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHWK Support Suite.

Recommended: Identify WhoLockMe.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WhoLockMe.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WhoLockMe.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

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Version 1.01 causes slow right clicks in Windows Explorer and sometimes Explorer crashes when right clicking folders. Remove it!
  Tom   (further information)
Part of useful tool to terminate programs which is using target file. Sometimes you just wonder why some file is in condition it cannot be removed from pc. This tells what porgram is using it and you are able to kick that of.
extension for File Explorer. Let's you list the processes locking your selected file.
  booyakkasha   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of WhoLockMe.dll: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think WhoLockMe.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving WhoLockMe issues

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