What is sockspy.dll? Is sockspy.dll spyware or a virus?

How to fix sockspy.dll related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your sockspy process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair sockspy.dll related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: BitDefender Antivirus Plus

Product: BitDefender or BitDefender Antivirus Plus or BitDefender Antivirus or BitDefender Internet Security or BitDefender Free Edition or BitDefender Client Professional Plus

Support: Help link   Update link [1][2]   Uninstall tool  

Company: SOFTWIN (bitdefender.com)

File: sockspy.dll

This process has a somewhat intimidating name, but it's okay, because this "spy" is one of the good guys: it is a component of the BitDefender antivirus product. The module monitors Internet comings and goings, and reports on any suspected activity that it encounters. It should be considered an essential process if you are using BitDefender to protect your PC from Internet threats.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sockspy.dll.html 

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Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of sockspy.dll: based on 60 votes. Read also the 46 reviews.

  • 341 users ask for this file. 48 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about sockspy.dll:
Component of Bitdefender AntiVirus  See also: Link B D
BitDefender file  See also: Link lektriK
File appears in my firewalls (Outpost) component controll after I have installed Bitdefender Professional 7.2 Christian Kastern
is a common file for Bitdefender Antivirus, located in your %windir%\system32\sockspy.dll marcel koopman
Component of BitDefender Professional Jay2k1
Bitdefender antivirus file: monitor for tcp/ip connections  See also: Link Apto
hacker tools
it belongs to Bitdefender Virus scanner  See also: Link sir X
It is a part of BitDefender software  See also: Link BitDefender User
Part of Bitdefender Anti Virus
Belong to BitDefender
It's a bitdefender file; when updated it reboots the pc; it's necessary to flag "Ask for confirmation before updating" in BitDefender/Update/Settings Claudio
Used in the update process of BitDefender Version 8 Mike Kelly
BitDefender hooks to intercept Socket API calls for security monitoring purposes Europium
Part of Bitdefender 9 Homer
Bit defender File
Appeared after installing BitDefender v8 Mentos
bit defender component user
a part of BitDefender's component, the firewall
Left over after BitDefender uninstalled WinXalot
this file is a part of BitDefender AntiVirus + AntiSpyware version 9.5 and it is not dangerous at all. join the link for more info: http://www.BDforum.at.tt  See also: Link Paul Johnson
Softwin BitDefender antivirus use this file to detect spywares read more on www.BDforum.at.tt  See also: Link
Component of BitDefender AV.  See also: Link Dave
Essential part of BitDefender Antivirus (Stupid Norton AV detects it too)  See also: Link KGBspy
Installed by BitDefender.
Bitdefender 9 component
BitDefender hooks to intercept Socket API calls for security monitoring purposes pays attention...
needed for bitdefender to load and monitor for malware
I wish that Windows Defender would recognise it as a valid BitDefender dll GaryP
sockspy.dll is part of bitdefender antivirus so it won't go while bitdefender is installed and running.Especially useful for an antivirus or a windows skinning tool Okan
is part from Bitdefender 9 (is the best tool by white hat hackers)  See also: Link Pirate
BitDefender 9 file
It came from my BitDefender Ineternet Security 10 Yossi
Part of Bitdefender 9 Gerardo
Installed by BitDefender 9 Pro Plus  See also: Link Ranxerox
I have it, but only after installing BD 9.0 DRG
Part of Bit Defender Firewall Araxis
It cause error in my IE whenever i try to watch streaming TV. I rename it and all ok. Kinda stupid solution but it work.. i am waiting BitDef to reply my query regarding this problem. jerry
BitDefender Firewall component zhaozhixin
BitDefender: Attaches to network socket for monitoring, related to firewall and spyware monitoring Adrenalynn
BitDefender system file
Part of Bitdefender 10 Alex
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Appinit_Dlls - Microsoft bay many packets of BitDefender from  See also: Link carocipra
Part of Softwin BitDefender Antivirus Plus v10 build 247, firewall component SoN
without sockspy.dll will Bitdefender not update, but the name scare me at the beginning! its was rekognized after install bit defender Mad
A BitDefender system file which monitors active TCP/IP connections. After BitDefender is removed, it remains in the Windows\System32 directory, making it always load. To remove the error, delete the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs Francis Panganiban

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