Winhttp.dll error message There are a number of different ways that winhttp.dll errors can show up on your computer. Here are some common ways that you can see the winhttp.dll error : “Winhttp.dll Not Found” “This application failed to start because winhttp.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.” “Cannot find [PATH]\winhttp.dll“ “The file winhttp.dll is missing.” “Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: winhttp.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.” The Winhttp.dll error message may appear while using or installing some programs, when Windows boots or shuts down, or even during Windows installation. Contexting a winhttp.dll error is an important part of information that will be helpful in solving problems.

Cause Winhttp.dll error

Winhttp.dll error is caused by situations that lead to the removal or corruption of the winhttp DLL file.

In some cases, winhttp.dll errors may indicate registry problems, viruses, or malware problems or even hardware errors.

You don't want to fix this error yourself?

If you are interested in troubleshooting this problem for yourself, continue with the problem in the next section.

If not, see How do I Get my computer fixed? For a complete list of your support options, plus help everything in a way like finding the cost of fixing, retrieving your files, choosing repair services and more.

How To Fix Winhttp.dll Errors

Important: Do not download winhttp.dll from a "DLL download" site. There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you need a copy of winhttp.dll , 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 winhttp.dll error .

  1. Restore winhttp.dll from Trash. The most likely cause of the lost " winhttp.dll " file is that you mistakenly deleted it.

    If you suspect that you accidentally deleted winhttp.dll but you did clean the Recycle Bin, you can restore winhttp.dll with a free file recovery program.

    Note: Recovering a deleted copy of WinHTTP.dll 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.

  2. Run virus / malware scans on the entire system. Some winhttp.dll errors may be related to viruses or malware infection on your computer that has corrupted the DLL file. It may even be that the winhttp.dll error you are seeing is related to a fake hostile program that is a file.
  3. Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the winhttp.dll error is caused by a change to an important file or configuration, a System Restore may resolve the problem.
  4. Reinstall the program using the winhttp.dll file. If the winhttp.dll 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 winhttp.dll file , if possible, is a viable solution for this DLL error.

  5. Updating drivers for hardware devices may involve winhttp.dll . For example, if you get a " Winhttp.dll file missing" error when you play a 3D video game, try updating the driver for your video card.

    Note: The winhttp.dll 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.


  6. Return to the driver for a previously installed version if the winhttp.dll error starts after updating the specific hardware device driver.


  7. Run the sfc / scannow System File Checker command to replace the copy of the lost or corrupted winhttp.dllfile . If this DLL is provided to Microsoft, the System File Checker tool will restore the file.


  8. 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 winhttp.dll file may be included in one of those updates.


  9. 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 winhttp.dllerrors 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.


  10. Fix Windows installation. If the troubleshooting 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.


  11. Use a free registry cleaner to fix winhttp.dll related problems in the registry. A free registry cleaning program that can help remove invalid winhttp.dll 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.


  12. 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 winhttp.dll 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 winhttp.dll error by using a troubleshooting step before this.


  13. Fix hardware problems if there is a winhttp.dll error still exists. After installing Windows completely, your DLL problem may only involve hardware.