What is InstallHook.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 InstallHook.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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InstallHook.exe file information

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

The process known as InstallHook.exe belongs to software TeamSpeak (version 3 Client) by unknown.

Description: InstallHook.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. InstallHook.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 63,488 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 68,096 bytes, 47,104 bytes or 67,072 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. InstallHook.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with TeamSpeak 3 Client occur, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the Teamspeak website.

Recommended: Identify InstallHook.exe related errors

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

teamspeak overlay
  andy s  
Seems to be related to TeamSpeak. I saw it immediately after quitting TeamSpeak 3.
Its used by the TeamSpeak 3 plugin "Overlay".
  Dennis H  
Ele é parte do Teamspeak Overlay Plugin

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of InstallHook.exe: based on 10 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think InstallHook.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade InstallHook.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving InstallHook issues

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