Copyright (c) 2006 Nir Sofer
InjectedDLL is a small utility that displays the list of DLLs that are automatically injected on every process in your system.
DLL injection is a quite common technique used by many programs and utilities, so the fact that you have injected DLLs
in your system doesn't mean that something is wrong.
The following type of legitimate programs may use DLL injection technique:
- Programs that listen to keystroke on your systems: Macro recorders, key loggers, and so on...
- Programs that listen to mouse moves and/or change the default mouse behavior.
For example: Volumouse utility uses the vlmshlp.dll for listening the mouse wheel moves, and use it for changing the sound volume.
- Debugging and diagnostics tools. For example: Microsoft Spy++ utility
- Security related programs: Firewalls, Antivirus programs, AntiSpyware programs, and so on.
- Programs that are well integrated into Windows environment.
For example: Babylon translation software uses CAPTLIB.DLL in order to activate the dictionary with mouse buttons and the keyboard.
In addition to the above list, DLL injection may also be used by malicious programs (Viruses, Trojans, Spywares).
Each time that you run InjectedDLL or you refresh the DLL list, you may see a small square around the mouse cursor
that appear for short period of time, and then disappear. You may think that it's bug, but it's not...
Although it may sound strange, this small window is used to detect the injected DLLs list.
Due to the fact that some DLLs are only injected when the mouse cursor moves over a visible window,
this "dummy" window is displayed in order to force these DLLs to load.
Also, be aware that this window is created by a child process named dummywin.exe
This utility works on Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
InjectedDLL utility doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs.
In order to start using it, just run the executable file - InjectedDLL.exe.
After running it, the main window display the list of injected DLLs. The window may also be empty, if there are no injected DLLs in your system.
Translating InjectedDLL To Another Language
InjectedDLL allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings
to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
- Run InjectedDLL with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named InjectedDLL_lng.ini will be created in the folder of InjectedDLL utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
- After you finish the translation, Run InjectedDLL, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run InjectedDLL without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
InjectedDLL is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
InjectedDLL, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'InjectedDLL_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed InjectedDLL utility.