What is the oehook.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 oehook.dll process is also known as OEAPI oehook and is a part of VIPRE Internet Security or, as the case may be, VIPRE Antivirus. This software is produced by Nektra S.A (www.nektra.com). An obsolete or defective version of oehook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OEAPI oehook has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OEAPI oehook 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)
- oehook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module oehook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about oehook.dll OEAPI oehook
oehook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file oehook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
The file size is 110,592 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. Oehook.dll does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. 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. This oehook.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Oehook.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 59% 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 oehook.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 oehook?
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 VIPRE Internet Security or VIPRE Antivirus
To remove OEAPI oehook 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 VIPRE Internet Security or VIPRE Antivirus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if oehook.dll (OEAPI oehook) 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 OEAPI oehook. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OEAPI oehook 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 oehook.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.