What is the msgHook.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 msgHook.dll process is also known as MsgHook Dynamic Link Library and is a part of MsgHook. This software is produced by Portrait Displays (www.portrait.com). An obsolete or defective version of msgHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MsgHook Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MsgHook Dynamic Link Library 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)
- msgHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module msgHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about msgHook.dll MsgHook Dynamic Link Library
msgHook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file msgHook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 93,712 bytes (40% of all these files), 93,664 bytes as well as 5 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. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It 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 msgHook file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. MsgHook.dll is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 51% 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 msgHook.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 msgHook?
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 MsgHook
To remove MsgHook Dynamic Link Library 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 MsgHook in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if msgHook.dll (MsgHook Dynamic Link Library) 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 MsgHook Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MsgHook Dynamic Link Library 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 msgHook.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.