What is ZoomingHook.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ZoomingHook.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ZoomingHook.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ZoomingHook
ZoomingHook.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Hotkey Hook or Zooming Utility Hotkey Hook belongs to software TOSHIBA Zooming Utility or TOSHIBA Zooming Hook or TOSHIBA Zooming Hotkey Hook by TOSHIBA (

Description: ZoomingHook.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ZoomingHook.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. ZoomingHook.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ZoomingHook.exe, you could also uninstall the software TOSHIBA Zooming Hook or TOSHIBA Zooming Utility using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ZoomingHook.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ZoomingHook.exe 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

zoominghook.exe is a process associated with Toshiba Zooming Utility for Tablet PC. The Utility loads when windows starts up.

Summary: Average user rating of ZoomingHook.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ZoomingHook issues

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