WHook.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 WHook.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as WHook belongs to software WordWeb or WordWeb Pro or WhiteSmoke Translator or WWHook or WhiteSmoke or CommunicationsClients or TheSage or DishNetPC TV Player by Deskperience (www.deskperience.com).
Description: WHook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WHook.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 161,560 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 137,368 bytes and 9 more variants.
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. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. The WHook.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is digitally signed. WHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If WHook.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 161,560 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 196,248 bytes. The program has no visible window. WHook.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The WHook.dll file is not a Windows system file. WHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If WHook.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 60,928 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The WHook.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. WHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WHook.dll. Therefore, you should check the WHook.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WHook. 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 WHook.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.