Cause Winhttp.dll error
error is caused by situations that lead to the removal or corruption of the winhttp DLL file.
In some cases, errors may indicate registry problems, viruses, or malware problems or even hardware errors.
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If you are interested in troubleshooting this problem for yourself, continue with the problem in the next section.
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How To Fix Winhttp.dll Errors
Important: Do not download from a "DLL download" site. There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you need a copy of , it's best to get it from its original, legitimate source.
Note: Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you can't access Windows normally due to a error .
- Restore winhttp.dll from Trash. The most likely cause of the lost " " file is that you mistakenly deleted it.
If you suspect that you accidentally deleted but you did clean the Recycle Bin, you can restore winhttp.dll with a free file recovery program.
Note: Recovering a deleted copy of with a file recovery program is a smart idea only if you are sure that you have deleted the file and that it has worked properly before you do it.
- Run virus / malware scans on the entire system. Some errors may be related to viruses or malware infection on your computer that has corrupted the DLL file. It may even be that the error you are seeing is related to a fake hostile program that is a file.
- Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the error is caused by a change to an important file or configuration, a System Restore may resolve the problem.
- Reinstall the program using the winhttp.dll file. If the DLL error occurs when you use a specific program, reinstalling the program should replace the file.
Important: Try your best to complete this step. Reinstall the program that provides file , if possible, is a viable solution for this DLL error.
- Updating drivers for hardware devices may involve . For example, if you get a " file missing" error when you play a 3D video game, try updating the driver for your video card.
Note: The file may or may not be related to the video card - this is just an example. The key here is to pay a lot of attention to the context of the error and fix the corresponding problem.
- Return to the driver for a previously installed version if the error starts after updating the specific hardware device driver.
- Run the sfc / scannow System File Checker command to replace the copy of the lost or corrupted file . If this DLL is provided to Microsoft, the System File Checker tool will restore the file.
- Install any existing Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer. The file may be included in one of those updates.
- Check your memory and then check your hard drive. I have left most hardware problems to the last step, but your computer memory and hard drive are easy to check and are components that can cause errors when they fail.
If the hardware does not perform any of your tests, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.
- Fix Windows installation. If the guide to fix the problem on individual winhttp.dll files fails, performing the installation to repair or repair the boot must restore all Windows DLLs for sessions. their work.
- Use a free registry cleaner to fix related in the registry. A free registry cleaning program that can help remove invalid registry entries may cause DLL errors.
Important: I rarely recommend using detergents. I made the choice here as a "last" attempt before the upcoming vandalism.
- Perform Windows installation completely. A clean Windows installation will delete everything from the hard drive and install a new copy of Windows. If none of the above steps fix the error , this will be your next step.
Important: All information on your hard drive will be deleted during the installation process. Make sure you have made the best possible effort to fix the error by using a troubleshooting step before this.
- Fix hardware problems if there is a error still exists. After installing Windows completely, your DLL problem may only involve hardware.