What is the WHook.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 WHook.dll process is also known as WHook and is a part of WordWeb or, as the case may be, WhiteSmoke. This software is produced by Deskperience (www.deskperience.com). An obsolete or defective version of WHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WHook has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WHook 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)
- WHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WHook.dll WHook
WHook.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WHook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 161,560 bytes (32% of all these files), 195,320 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. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The WHook file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. WHook.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes, supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 83% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A WHook.dll file has a 86% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 196,248 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 161,560 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. WHook.dll has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. WHook.dll is capable of modify other Windows tasks, log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs.
- A WHook.dll file has a 86% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 196,248 bytes. This WHook.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. WHook.dll is capable of monitor other applications, record keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 WHook.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 WHook?
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How to uninstall WordWeb or WhiteSmoke
To remove WHook 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 WordWeb or WhiteSmoke in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WHook.dll (WHook) 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 WHook. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WHook 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 WHook.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.