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The msshooks.dll file

According to our database, the msshooks.dll file is part of the Windows Search product, so the msshooks.dll file may get onto your computer through the installation of Windows Search.

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The msshooks.dll file's details

Below, we summarized the details of the msshooks.dll file that has been registered by us. Of course, the msshooks.dll may exist in versions differing from these.

10.5 kB (10752 B)
Internal name:
Original filename:
Microsoft Search Hooks
© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Microsoft Corporation
Windows Search
Product version:
Self registration:

The DLL files related to the msshooks.dll file

Beside the msshooks.dll file, Windows Search may install other DLL files as well. Of course, the installed files might be different by version.

The links related to the msshooks.dll file

We try to collect the websites where you can find further information about the msshooks.dll file.

The msshooks.dll's possible errors

If the msshooks.dll file isn't correctly installed in your system, then you may receive the following error message:

The program can't start because msshooks.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The causes of the error could be the following:

Downloading the msshooks.dll file

We don't advise to download the msshooks.dll file and copy it to the Windows system directory. The software's creators almost never circulate the DLL files, they are always part of an installation set. It's the installation set's task to perform the sufficient verifications before the installation. An incorrectly installed DLL file may cause the system's complete inability to function.

If you need a DLL file in spite of the above for the sake of restoring a system, then download it from a reliable source, possibly from the manufacturer's site.

Use the System File Checker tool

To solve the msshooks.dll file's problems, check if the system files are intact as a first step.

System File Checker (SFC.exe) is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.

To scan all system files, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

sfc /scannow

This command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at System32\dllcache.

Register the msshooks.dll file in Windows

The Regsvr32 tool is a command-line utility that can be used for registering and un-registering OLE controls like DLL and ActiveX (OCX) controls in the Windows operating system. If you find that some of your Windows functions are not working properly, you may need to register your dll files.

To register the msshooks.dll file, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

regsvr32 msshooks.dll

To un-register the msshooks.dll file, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

regsvr32 /u msshooks.dll

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Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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