What is LvHook.dll?

The genuine LvHook.dll file is a software component of ABBYY Lingvo by ABBYY.
LvHook.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to ABBYY Lingvo, a dictionary software program that includes translation from English into multiple languages, word pronunciations, grammar lessons, flash cards, and much more. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Lingvo features multiple professional, as well as specialized dictionaries from reknowned publishers such as Oxford; multilingual translation from English into various different languages and vice versa; tools for memorizing and learning new words; audio pronunciations of words; details on grammar; search capabilities, etc. The software also ships with a mobile version of Lingvo. ABBYY is a Russian software company that develops and markets optical character recognition, document capture and language software. The company was founded by David Yang in 1989 as BIT Software until it changed its name to ABBYY in 1997. The company has since acquired a worldwide reach with branches in four continents. Its International headquarters are in Moscow, Russia.

LvHook stands for Lingvo Keyboard Hook DLL

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

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LvHook.dll file information

The process known as Lingvo Hook DLL or Lingvo Keyboard Hook DLL belongs to software ABBYY Lingvo (version 12 Multilingual, 12 Multilingual Edition, x6, 11 Six Languages, 10 Multilingual, 10, x5, 9.0 Multilingual Dictionary, 11 Multilingual, 12 English Edition, 12 European Edition, 10 English-Russian, 11, 10 Multilingual Dictionary) by ABBYY (BIT Software) ( or ABBYY (

Description: LvHook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LvHook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,048 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 13 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 has no visible window. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. The LvHook.dll file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. LvHook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with LvHook.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall ABBYY Lingvo 12 Multilingual or ABBYY Lingvo 10 Multilingual from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify LvHook.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LvHook.dll. Therefore, you should check the LvHook.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

Just a keyboard hook, kes main Lingvo window at pressing Ctrl+Ins+Ins (it's dwhich invoefault, configurable).
Lingvo starter
Victor is right + it hooks Ctrl+C+C, but has no spy modules in it and doesn't download/upload or combine any data either. Link in russian from programm official support site.
  Jura   (further information)
On my system (Win 7 Pro 64) it makes TeamViewer crush as soon as it stars. TeamViewer tech support suggested to uninstall it or disable the Abbyy hooks.

Summary: Average user rating of LvHook.dll: based on 9 votes with 4 user comments. 9 users think LvHook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving LvHook issues

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