What is the GameHook.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 GameHook.dll process is also known as Logitech Gaming Hook (UNICODE) and is a part of Logitech SetPoint. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com). An obsolete or defective version of GameHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech Gaming Hook has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech Gaming Hook 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)
- GameHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GameHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GameHook.dll Logitech Gaming Hook
GameHook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file GameHook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 64,016 bytes (66% of all these files), 36,352 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 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. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. GameHook.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 application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. GameHook.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 56% 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 GameHook.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 GameHook?
|is is used with MX515 gamming mouse alowing for in game chages for mouse DPI sensitivity |
|Part of Logitech Setpoint Software. (further information...) |
|It comes with the Logitech set point for the mx laser mouse. Makes the extra buttons work on your mouse! |
|it comes with the MX518 software, no virus! |
|mx mouse program i think |
Summary: 46 users judge GameHook.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted GameHook.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Logitech SetPoint
To remove Logitech Gaming Hook 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 Logitech SetPoint in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if GameHook.dll (Logitech Gaming Hook) 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 Logitech Gaming Hook. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech Gaming Hook 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 GameHook.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.