What is the fshook32.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 fshook32.dll process is also known as HIPS user-mode hooking module and is a part of F-Secure DeepGuard or, as the case may be, F-Secure Client Security. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fshook32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HIPS user-mode hooking module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HIPS user-mode hooking module 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)
- fshook32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fshook32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fshook32.dll HIPS user-mode hooking module
fshook32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fshook32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 376,360 bytes (24% of all these files), 330,336 bytes as well as 18 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. Fshook32.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. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Fshook32.dll is capable of record keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks. 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 fshook32.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 fshook32?
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 F-Secure DeepGuard or F-Secure Client Security
To remove HIPS user-mode hooking module 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 F-Secure DeepGuard or F-Secure Client Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fshook32.dll (HIPS user-mode hooking module) 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 HIPS user-mode hooking module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HIPS user-mode hooking module 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 fshook32.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.