What is the qvphook.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 qvphook.dll process is also known as QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook and is a part of Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows (Version 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT) or, as the case may be, Quick View Plus for Windows XP and Windows (Version 2000). This software is produced by Avantstar (www.avantstar.com) or, as the case may be, Stellent (www.oracle.com/stellent). An obsolete or defective version of qvphook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook 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)
- qvphook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module qvphook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about qvphook.dll QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook
qvphook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Qvphook.dll is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (37% of all these files), 45,056 bytes, 73,728 bytes or, as the case may be, 41,472 bytes.
This special DLL file automatically starts as soon as you start a program. DLL stands for dynamic link library. It contains additional functions that may be called upon from time to time. The DLL could be used to analyze when you execute a given program. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. That process is able to scan all programs running on the computer. The qvphook file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 74% 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 qvphook.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 qvphook?
|This is the tra program for Quick View Plus. It is what allows it to run inside different programs. |
|It is a Quick View Plus Hook into Outlook. (further information...) |
|File viewer. Best I've come across. |
|Have been using Quick View as a file viewer for years... never any problems (further information...) |
Summary: 5 users judge qvphook.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows or Quick View Plus for Windows XP and Windows
To remove QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook 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 Quick View Plus for Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows or Quick View Plus for Windows XP and Windows in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if qvphook.dll (QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook) 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 QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for QVPHOOK.DLL Shell Execute Hook 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 qvphook.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.
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