What is a hook?

What is a hook and how malware can damage you using a “hook”?

Is there also a global hook?

A hook is a mechanism by which an application can intercept events, such as messages, mouse actions, and keystrokes. A function that intercepts a particular type of event is known as a hook procedure. A hook procedure can act on each event it receives, and then modify or discard the event.

Here’s some reading about it

Thanks I’ll give it a read