What is apitrap.dll?

Apitrap.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. You can fix your apitrap.dll problem by downloading the correct apitrap.dll file. The following information can help you determine if apitrap.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Apitrap.dll file information

The process known as Apitrap belongs to software Norton CleanSweep or Quarterdeck CleanSweep by Symantec ( or Quarterdeck.

Description: Apitrap.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Apitrap.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (87% of all occurrences), 89,088 bytes or 89,600 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Apitrap.dll is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Norton CleanSweep.

Recommended: Identify apitrap.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as apitrap.dll. Therefore, you should check the apitrap.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Just know I don't have it and my pc says I need it.
  M. Holloway  
Norton Cleansweep
only that i get an error message saying that it is missing
NortonCleenSweep part

Summary: Average user rating of apitrap.dll: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think apitrap.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade apitrap.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving apitrap issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with apitrap. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the apitrap.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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