What is the Hook.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 Hook.dll process is also known as CapsAndNumKeyNotify or, as the case may be, hook DLL and is a part of CapsAndNumNotifyDll or, as the case may be, hook Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by ASUS (www.asus.com) or, as the case may be, Code Sector (codesector.com/). An obsolete or defective version of Hook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CapsAndNumKeyNotify has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CapsAndNumKeyNotify 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)
- Hook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Hook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Hook.dll CapsAndNumKeyNotify
Hook.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Hook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 208,792 bytes (60% of all these files), 19,968 bytes, 147,456 bytes, 241,730 bytes or, as the case may be, 16,896 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 application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The Hook file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Hook.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 74% 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 Hook.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 Hook?
|belongs to VMware application (further information...) |
|it might be part of netzero Hi-speed |
|its is related to net zero's operation |
|Its also used for spywhere and key loggers |
|this file monitors keystrokes ,relays that info to remote server at startup & subsequently tells net zero what type of garbage to download to your system.May be more dangerous since exe exe clones IE then write protects malware . note:soon after i installed net zero, my ad-awere se& spybot s&d were corrupted!!! beware there are a couple more bad guys hidden in nz software |
Summary: 9 users judge Hook.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted Hook.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall CapsAndNumNotifyDll or hook Dynamic Link Library
To remove CapsAndNumKeyNotify 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 CapsAndNumNotifyDll or hook Dynamic Link Library in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Hook.dll (CapsAndNumKeyNotify) 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 CapsAndNumKeyNotify. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CapsAndNumKeyNotify 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 Hook.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.