What is the snxhk.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 snxhk.dll process is also known as avast! snxhk and is a part of avast! Free Antivirus or, as the case may be, avast! Internet Security. This software is produced by AVAST Software (www.avast.com). An obsolete or defective version of snxhk.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- avast! snxhk has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- avast! snxhk 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)
- snxhk.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module snxhk.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about snxhk.dll avast! snxhk
snxhk.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Snxhk.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 199,792 bytes (27% of all these files), 236,888 bytes as well as 11 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. 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 snxhk.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The snxhk file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Snxhk.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A snxhk.dll file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 243,032 bytes (50% of all these files), 234,840 bytes or, as the case may be, 246,592 bytes. 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 particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The snxhk file is not part of the Windows operating system. Snxhk.dll is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 snxhk.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 snxhk?
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 avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security
To remove avast! snxhk 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 avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if snxhk.dll (avast! snxhk) 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 avast! snxhk. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for avast! snxhk 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 snxhk.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.