WinLockDLL.dll on Norton Antivirus software
2015.12.24

Q. When
installing UltimateAccess (CIMON-SCADA), WinLockDLL.dll is detected by Norton
Antivirus software as a threat. Is my PC at risk?

 

 

A. WinLockDLL.dll is NOT a virus but is recognized as a
security Hack tool by Norton Antivirus program. Refer to the instructions
below.

 

 

 

1.      Norton Antivirus software automatically scans your PC and
removes the WinLockDLL.dll file.

 

 

 

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Function of WinLockDLL.dll: This module is used to prevent ‘Hooking’
while CimonX is running.

 

 

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Definition of ‘Hooking’ by Wikipedia: A range of techniques used to
alter or augment the behavior of an operating system, of applications, or of
other software components by intercepting function calls or messages or events
passed between software components. Code that handles such intercepted function
calls, events or messages is called a “hook.”

 

 

 

 

2.
The
solution is to exclude this WinLockDLL.dll file so that it will no longer be
considered as a threat and Hack tool by Norton Antivirus software. Click Details
Options.

 

 

 

 

 

3.
Click
‘Restore & exclude this file.’

 

 

 

 

4.
Click
‘Yes.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.
Click
‘Close.’

 

 

 

 

 

6.
Confirm
the restoration of WinLockDLL.dll file in the SCADA installation folder.