What is the adialhk.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 adialhk.dll process is also known as kldialhk and is a part of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Version 6.0 for Windows) or, as the case may be, Kaspersky Internet Security. This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab ZAO (www.kaspersky.com). An obsolete or defective version of adialhk.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- kldialhk has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- kldialhk 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)
- adialhk.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module adialhk.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about adialhk.dll kldialhk
adialhk.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file adialhk.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 85,080 bytes (50% of all these files), 84,496 bytes or, as the case may be, 85,016 bytes.
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 possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This adialhk program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Adialhk.dll 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 file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 46% 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 adialhk.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 adialhk?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security
To remove kldialhk from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if adialhk.dll (kldialhk) 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 kldialhk. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for kldialhk 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 adialhk.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.