How to get rid of the thooksv3 VirusSometimes the thooksv3 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 thooksv3.dll
The thooksv3.dll process is also known as THooks and is a part of OCular Agent. This software is produced by TEC Solutions (www.tecsolutionsinc.com) or, as the case may be, SurveilStar (www.surveilstar.com). An obsolete or defective version of thooksv3.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- THooks has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- THooks 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)
- thooksv3.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module thooksv3.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about thooksv3.dll THooks
thooksv3.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Thooksv3.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 198,088 bytes (20% of all these files), 198,096 bytes as well as 7 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. This thooksv3.dll process 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. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Thooksv3.dll is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 78% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A thooksv3.dll file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 290,576 bytes (25% of all these files), 198,088 bytes as well as 4 other variants. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. Thooksv3.dll is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications.
Attention: If you find thooksv3.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 thooksv3?
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 OCular Agent
To remove THooks 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 OCular Agent in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if thooksv3.dll (THooks) 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 THooks. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for THooks 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 thooksv3.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.