What is the ezUPBHook.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 ezUPBHook.dll process is also known as EasyBits Security Shield component and is a part of EasyBits Magic Desktop. This software is produced by EasyBits Software (www.easybits.com). An obsolete or defective version of ezUPBHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- EasyBits Security Shield component has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- EasyBits Security Shield component 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)
- ezUPBHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ezUPBHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ezUPBHook.dll EasyBits Security Shield component
ezUPBHook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ezUPBHook.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 52,920 bytes (76% of all these files), 52,272 bytes, 49,152 bytes or, as the case may be, 51,656 bytes.
This special DLL file automatically starts as soon as you start a program. DLL stands for dynamic link library. It contains additional functions that may be called upon from time to time. The DLL could be used to analyze when you execute a given program. This ezUPBHook program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. That process is able to scan all programs running on the computer. For this reason, 47% 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 ezUPBHook.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 ezUPBHook?
|ezUPBHook.dll is in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 |
Summary: One user judges ezUPBHook.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall EasyBits Magic Desktop
To remove EasyBits Security Shield component 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 EasyBits Magic Desktop in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ezUPBHook.dll (EasyBits Security Shield component) 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 EasyBits Security Shield component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for EasyBits Security Shield component 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 ezUPBHook.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.