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VersionsAdditional versions

3,7,0,190 1.86%
3,7,0,190 1.86%
3,6,6,129 6.12%
3,6,6,129 4.26%
3,6,4,160 1.06%
3,6,4,160 0.27%
3,6,3,549 7.45%
3,6,3,549 4.52%
3,6,3,489 0.27%
3,6,3,489 0.27%
3,6,2,196 1.86%
3,6,2,196 1.33%
3,6,2,168 6.12%
3,6,2,168 3.19%
3,6,0,187 17.82%
3,6,0,187 9.04%
3,6,0,165 0.27%
3,6,0,164 0.27%
3,6,0,164 0.27%
3,5,0,229 19.41%
3,5,0,229 9.31%
3,5,0,227 0.27%
3,4,1,195 1.60%
3,4,1,195 0.80%
2,9,0,242 0.27%

Relationships

Hosts
Parent processes
Related files

PE structurePE file structure

Show functions
Import table
advapi32.dll
RegOpenKeyExW, RegCloseKey, RegQueryValueExW
kernel32.dll
lstrlenW, GetPrivateProfileIntW, InterlockedExchange, GetLastError, GetProcAddress, DisableThreadLibraryCalls, lstrcmpiW, lstrcatW, GetModuleFileNameW, lstrcpyW, IsDebuggerPresent, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, RtlUnwind, TerminateProcess, GetVersionExW, LoadLibraryW, CloseHandle, CreateMutexW, IsProcessorFeaturePresent
ole32.dll
CoUninitialize, CoCreateInstance, CoInitializeEx
user32.dll
UnhookWindowsHookEx, SetWindowsHookExW, GetClassNameW, DispatchMessageW, GetMessageW, CallNextHookEx, TranslateMessage
Export table
saHooker_Initialize
saHooker_Initialize_and_Wait
saHooker_Uninitialize

saHook.dll

McAfee SiteAdvisor by McAfee (Signed)

Remove saHook.dll
Version:   3,6,3,549
MD5:   129857dd474df774b6df60b43d5e08c1
SHA1:   c6fb782042a5a3cab6e3ccbcf141888d0dbbc4ee
SHA256:   86cb042932e7e2a991cf512f9a9cdb32c683e323f5099a73597f94cfdf9e604f

What is saHook.dll?

SiteAdvisor is a service that reports on the safety of web sites by crawling the web and testing the sites it finds for malware and spam. The functionality of SiteAdvisor can be accessed either through a Browser Plugin or by submitting a URL to the website. SiteAdvisor only rates sites based on the risk of malware or spam.

About saHook.dll (from McAfee)

McAfee SiteAdvisor software is a free browser plug-in that provides simple Web site safety ratings and a Secure Search box so you can surf, search and shop more safely. With SiteAdvisor software insta

DetailsDetails

File name:sahook.dll
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee SiteAdvisor
Description:SiteAdvisor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\sahook.dll
File version:3,6,3,549
Product version:3,6,3,0
Size:17.22 KB (17,632 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
McAfee, Inc.
10% remove
SiteAdvisor is a service that reports on the safety of web sites by crawling the web and testing the sites it finds for malware and spam. A paid version of McAfee SiteAdvisor, McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus, has extra features. The functionality of SiteAdvisor can be accessed either through a Browser Plugin or by submitting a URL to the website. In addition to selling to the end consumers, McAfee also sells to the web site owners with their Mc...
McAfee, Inc.
40% remove

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00019610%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00011088%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00008522%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:31 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:35,414/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.76 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.52 MB
Private (minimum):2.4 MB
Non-paged memory:1.76 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:52.91 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):55.29 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:8.18 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):16.63 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:7,116/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:466 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:48 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:8/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:73
600
GUI GDI count:11
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" "C:\progra~2\mcafee\sitead~1\sahook.dll", sahooker_initialize_and_wait
  • "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" "C:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\sahook.dll", sahooker_initialize_and_wait
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00098314%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00069929%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00028385%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:18,264/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:56 KB
1.16 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 10.50%
Windows 8 10.50%
Windows 8.1 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.00%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.00% of McAfee SiteAdvisor.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 23.74%
Acer 19.78%
Hewlett-Packard 13.67%
Toshiba 12.23%
Sony 11.51%
ASUS 7.19%
NEC 5.76%
Lenovo 3.60%
GIGABYTE 1.80%
American Megatrends 0.72%
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