What is the a2hooks32.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The a2hooks32.dll process is also known as Emsisoft Anti-Malware Behavior Blocker user mode hooks and is a part of Emsisoft Anti-Malware or, as the case may be, Emsisoft Internet Security. This software is produced by Emsisoft GmbH or, as the case may be, Emsi Software GmbH (www.emsisoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of a2hooks32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- a2hooks32.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- a2hooks32.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- a2hooks32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module a2hooks32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about a2hooks32.dll a2hooks32.dll
a2hooks32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file a2hooks32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 202,744 bytes (25% of all these files), 199,136 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. A2hooks32.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. A2hooks32.dll is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as send data out to the Internet. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves a2hooks32.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about a2hooks32?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security
To remove a2hooks32.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if a2hooks32.dll (a2hooks32.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of a2hooks32.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for a2hooks32.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or a2hooks32.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.