What is the interceptor.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 interceptor.dll process is also known as API Interceptor and is a part of Interceptor DLL. This software is produced by Tenebril (www.tenebril.com). An obsolete or defective version of interceptor.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- API Interceptor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- API Interceptor 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)
- interceptor.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module interceptor.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about interceptor.dll API Interceptor
interceptor.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file interceptor.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 184,320 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 176,128 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Interceptor.dll is capable of record keystrokes, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 44% 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 interceptor.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 interceptor?
|DLL C:/WIndows/system32/interceptor.dd |
|safe nesessery for tenebril gostsurf |
Summary: 2 users judge interceptor.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Interceptor DLL
To remove API Interceptor 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 Interceptor DLL in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if interceptor.dll (API Interceptor) 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 API Interceptor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for API Interceptor 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 interceptor.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.