What is WinHook.dll?

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

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WinHook.dll file information

The process known as Recovery Commander execution hook DLL or Recovery Commander Execution Hook DLL

belongs to software Fix-It Utilities (version 9 Professional, 8 Professional, 7 Professional, 7, 10) or SystemSuite (version 8 Professional, 10 Professional, 9 Professional, 7 Professional) or Fix-It Utilities Professional or SystemSuite Professional or Sunbelt Merge Modules or Recovery Commander or SUPERAntiSpyware Professional or VCOM Fix-It Utilities

by Avanquest North America ( or Avanquest Software USA ( or Avanquest Software ( or Avanquest Publishing USA (

Description: WinHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WinHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 9,728 bytes, 9,216 bytes or 10,240 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. 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. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. WinHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. WinHook.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SystemSuite 8 Professional or Fix-It Utilities 9 Professional come up, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) get help from the software vendor V-com.

Recommended: Identify WinHook.dll related errors

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

Gehöhrt zu einem Komplettprogamm namens Fix-It.
belongs to fix it utilities register repair and pc tune
Required to use iFinger multilingual dictionaries. Not dangerous. WinHook.dll vanished after CR2032 battery was changed. Can't get it back.

Summary: Average user rating of WinHook.dll: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think WinHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WinHook issues

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