What is MouseHook2.dll?

MouseHook2.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if MouseHook2.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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MouseHook2.dll file information

The process known as RocketDock (version 1.2.5) belongs to software RocketDock or Matrix Skin Pack by Punk Software (

Description: MouseHook2.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MouseHook2.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows (primarily C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 3,584 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 information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The MouseHook2.dll file is not a Windows system file. MouseHook2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. MouseHook2.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Punksoftware provides direct support ( and update information ( You could remove the entire program RocketDock or Matrix Skin Pack using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify MouseHook2.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MouseHook2.dll. Therefore, you should check the MouseHook2.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.


User Comments

Dock needs it! visit the link.....
  chillz   (further information)
Great little menu system
It is Similar to Object dock. I dont have any problems with it.
Part of the application named RocketDock
Part of the very good freeware RocketDock application. RocketDock homepage:
  -=ChEaTeR=-   (further information)
Part of Rocket Dock Crystal XP
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MouseHook2.dll: based on 12 votes with 6 user comments. 10 users think MouseHook2.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MouseHook2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MouseHook2. 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.

To help you analyze the MouseHook2.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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