What is the HookKey32.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 HookKey32.dll process is also known as ASUS HookKey for HotKey Service and is a part of HookKey Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of HookKey32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ASUS HookKey has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ASUS HookKey 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)
- HookKey32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HookKey32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HookKey32.dll ASUS HookKey
HookKey32.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. HookKey32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,248 bytes (56% of all these files), 43,520 bytes or, as the case may be, 475,136 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 HookKey32 file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. HookKey32.dll can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. HookKey32.dll does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. HookKey32.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 93% 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 HookKey32.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.
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|This dll is part of software installed by Asus |
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How to uninstall HookKey Dynamic Link Library
To remove ASUS HookKey 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 HookKey Dynamic Link Library in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HookKey32.dll (ASUS HookKey) 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 ASUS HookKey. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ASUS HookKey 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 HookKey32.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.