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What Is Kbhookdll.dll?


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#1 zonora1

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

I was browsing through the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ folder and there was a file named "kbhookdll.dll", 205KB in size. What's this? Google doesn't tell me. Seems that this file was created yesterday. I don't know how it has gotten there Spyware doctor/ZoneAlarm/Snoopfree doesn't pick anything up.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:01 PM

This is from a key logger program installed on your PC. Called I Hate Keyloggers. It may not necessarily a good program. Some one will be along to give a better evaluation of it.
There is a discussion of it here
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1403
Did you install it? As it should be in Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:31 AM

Hi. I remember I have installed that program about month ago, but I uninstalled it very soon. I looked at the dll. file, and it said it's created on 29.9.2007. Well I guess I'm gonna delete it.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:13 AM

Keylogging programs and their related files are often detected by anti-virus or anti-malware scans as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, "Potentially unwanted tool" or even a "Trojan". These types of programs may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. Potentially unwanted does not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others. Anti-virus and anti-malware utilities cannot cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

Since you already uninstalled the program, kbhookdll.dll was most likely a remnant file left behind and detected by your scan.
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