How to get rid of the Pehook VirusSometimes the Pehook file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Pehook.DLL
The Pehook.DLL process is also known as Backup Now EZ Module or, as the case may be, NTI Backup Now (Version EZ 4) and is a part of NTI Backup Now EZ. This software is produced by NTI or, as the case may be, NewTech Infosystems (www.nticorp.com). An obsolete or defective version of Pehook.DLL can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Backup Now EZ Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Backup Now EZ Module 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)
- Pehook.DLL has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Pehook.DLL. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Pehook.DLL Backup Now EZ Module
Pehook.DLL is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Pehook.DLL is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 79,352 bytes (24% of all these files), 78,872 bytes as well as 4 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. Pehook.DLL does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Pehook.DLL is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 76% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find Pehook.DLL on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about Pehook?
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 NTI Backup Now EZ
To remove Backup Now EZ Module 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 NTI Backup Now EZ in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Pehook.DLL (Backup Now EZ Module) 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 Backup Now EZ Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Backup Now EZ Module 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 Pehook.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.