How to remove the Macro_HookKey virus

Most antivirus programs identify Macro_HookKey.dll as malware.

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Macro_HookKey.dll file information

The process known as Macro_HookKey.dll appears to belong to software KeyBot by unknown.

Description: Macro_HookKey.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Macro_HookKey.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—usually C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\KeyBot\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 462,848 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The Macro_HookKey.dll file is not a Windows core file. Macro_HookKey.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ KeyBot.

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Important: You should check the Macro_HookKey.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving Macro_HookKey issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Macro_HookKey process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Macro_HookKey.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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