What is the dadkeyb.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 dadkeyb.dll process is also known as dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library and is a part of QuickSet or, as the case may be, Dell ControlPoint System Manager. This software is produced by Dell (www.dell.com). An obsolete or defective version of dadkeyb.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library 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)
- dadkeyb.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dadkeyb.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dadkeyb.dll dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library
dadkeyb.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file dadkeyb.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory (usually C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\ respectively C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 98,304 bytes (84% of all these files), 103,704 bytes as well as 9 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. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The dadkeyb file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Dadkeyb.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 95% 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 dadkeyb.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 dadkeyb?
|This is not a false alarm. It is, in fact, monitoring your keyboard. But it is not a keylogger, is known to be safe, and KeyPatrol knows it to be safe. It is nothing to worry about. |
|Found on Dell Systems |
|it's part of dells leptop programs (further information...) |
|Dell access keys |
|Dell Access Direct Keyboard Shortcuts (further information...) |
Summary: 20 users judge dadkeyb.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted dadkeyb.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall QuickSet or Dell ControlPoint System Manager
To remove dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library 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 QuickSet or Dell ControlPoint System Manager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dadkeyb.dll (dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library) 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 dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library 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 dadkeyb.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.