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User Interface Global Hook DLLs

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The User Interface Global Hook DLLs tab allows you to detect and specify global hook DLLs that may not be wanted in the Performance Validator user interface process





About global hook DLLS


See the similar topic on stub global hooks to read about global hook DLLs



The user interface hook DLL loading rule


The default behaviour is not to allow the global hooks to load, but you can change this if necessary


Allow all global hooks to load instructionStep allows all global hook DLLs to load into Performance Validator


Do not allow any global hooks to load instructionStep prevent any global hook DLLs from loading (the default)

Use the list of dlls shown instructionStep provide per-DLL control over which DLLs load or don't load via the User Interface Global Hook DLLs list


Any global hook DLLs not listed will result in the user being asked for permission to load a DLL via the Global Hook Warning Dialog below



Managing user interface global hook DLLs


Add DLL... instructionStep browse and select one or more DLLs instructionStep Open instructionStep adds the chosen DLLs to the Global Hook DLLs list


Having added a DLL to the list, you can change whether the DLL is allowed to load or not, by double clicking in the second column and changing the value: Load or Don't load


Remove instructionStep removes any selected DLL from the list


Remove All instructionStep removes all DLLs from the list



Auto detecting global hook DLLs


Performance Validator can detect any DLLs in its own process that are not ones it uses itself. Such DLLs are likely to be global hook DLLs:


Auto Detect instructionStep automatically detect DLLs which may be global hook DLLs, adding them to the Global Hook DLLs list



Global Hook Warning Dialog


When the global hook loading rule above is set to Use the list of dlls shown, the Allow load column controls whether the hook DLL is loaded.


When a global hook is loaded that is not on the list of known global hooks, the user is presented with a warning dialog like that shown below.


The user can then accept or block the global hook from loading. The dialog lists a couple of known problematic DLLs.





Help instructionStep displays this help page

Yes instructionStep lets the DLL load

No instructionStep blocks the DLL


Your response is automatically recorded in the Global Hook DLLs list, so that you won't be asked again.



Reset All - Resets all global settings, not just those on the current page.



Reset - Resets the settings on the current page.