What is the pavshookwow.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 pavshookwow.dll process is also known as PavSHook Dynamic Link Library and is a part of PavSHook Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by Panda Security, S.L (www.pandasecurity.com). An obsolete or defective version of pavshookwow.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PavSHook Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PavSHook 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)
- pavshookwow.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pavshookwow.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pavshookwow.dll PavSHook Dynamic Link Library
pavshookwow.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pavshookwow.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 546,624 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 545,536 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 file 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 particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The pavshookwow file is not part of the Windows operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Pavshookwow.dll contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Pavshookwow.dll is capable of connect to the Internet, interpret keystrokes, track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 46% 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 pavshookwow.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 pavshookwow?
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 PavSHook Dynamic Link Library
To remove PavSHook Dynamic Link Library 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 PavSHook Dynamic Link Library in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if pavshookwow.dll (PavSHook 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 PavSHook Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PavSHook 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 pavshookwow.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.