How to remove the Xerces XML DOM Interfaces malware

Most antivirus programs classify api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Trojan.Win32.Menti.gned or Trojan.Win32.Menti.gidw (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Xerces XML DOM Interfaces software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Xerces XML DOM Interfaces and how to get rid of it.

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Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll file information

The process known as Xerces XML DOM Interfaces appears to belong to software Borland Delphi by Borland Software (

Description: Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 424,960 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 234202D6-5ACD-33C8-03CD-6F7CA79FFD03 or 1CAE6532-881C-49BB-BF69-945A196BB964 or 0D7D5E04-CB47-4B9B-81C8-768617DBE71b or 0266C196-A1F1-4438-B444-054625338586 or D0CDC7F0-A376-072E-04A3-6FC295E9F661. Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 416,768 bytes. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Xerces XML DOM Interfaces has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-032.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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