How to get rid of the SysHook VirusSometimes the SysHook 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 SysHook.dll
The SysHook.dll process is also known as SysHook Dynamic Link Library and is a part of Acer ePower Management or, as the case may be, Gateway Power Management. This software is produced by Acer (www.acer.com). An obsolete or defective version of SysHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SysHook Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SysHook 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)
- SysHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SysHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SysHook.dll SysHook Dynamic Link Library
SysHook.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SysHook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 215,584 bytes (65% of all these files), 215,656 bytes as well as 6 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. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. SysHook.dll does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The SysHook file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. SysHook.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find SysHook.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 SysHook?
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 Acer ePower Management or Gateway Power Management
To remove SysHook Dynamic Link Library 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 Acer ePower Management or Gateway Power Management in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SysHook.dll (SysHook 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 SysHook Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SysHook 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 SysHook.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.