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Dwmapi.dll Installing Global Hooks


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#1 Dialga

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:23 AM

ok this dwmapi.dll is installing global hooks on everything i run for the first time my firewall says it could be a keylogger but i have scanned with avast, ad-aware, AVG 8.0 and comodo firewall inbuilt scanner i need to know what this thing is i dont trust it

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

Hi Dialga.
That dll appears to belong to "Dependency Walker" and would do just that. It is a legitimate diagnostics utility. Let us know.
EDIT: From the Dependency Walker Site:

Dependency Walker is part of several Microsoft products, such as Visual Studio, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Windows 2000/XP/2003 support tools (on the Windows CD), Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003 Resource Kits, Platform SDK, Windows DDK, Windows SDK, and MSDN.


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:22 AM

i have never installed it never heard of it but i have look for the .dll on my vista machine and it seems like a valid windows thing called Microsoft Desktop Windows Manager API but i want to know why its installing hooks on every app i run for the first time could something be using it for spying and it's not a piece of spyware thankfully

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:16 AM

It puts hooks into everything because it's a video-oriented service and video is involved in everything that's displayed on your system:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/Service...ion_Manager.htm
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a...540(VS.85).aspx
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:17 PM

dwmapi.dll is a Window Manager API from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft® Windows® Vista
dwmapi.dll should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:54 AM

alright not something dangerous good thanks :huh:




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