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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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

Parent process
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:   3,6,4,160
MD5:   d4bfeedf6176d3494349bbe3cb4f1329
SHA1:   6e55b67eb2122a590b52d565608e075ca74ae0a1

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:3,6,4,160
Product version:3,6,4,0
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:0.00017086%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00009120%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00007965%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:26 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:7,083/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.34 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.45 MB
Private (minimum):2.18 MB
Non-paged memory:1.34 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:51.36 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):53.51 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.29 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.34 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,364/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.15 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:16 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:2/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:65
600
GUI GDI count:11
103
GUI GDI peak:12
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:

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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