What is asfsipc.dll?

Asfsipc.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. The following information can help you determine if asfsipc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Asfsipc.dll file information

The process known as ASFSipc Object belongs to software Microsoft® DRM by Microsoft (

Description: Asfsipc.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Asfsipc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 14,832 bytes, 14,366 bytes or 14,608 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. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. asfsipc.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as asfsipc.dll. Therefore, you should check the asfsipc.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

These dll files are binary files, and they perform various functions inside a computer. If such a dll file is missing, computer users may experience various computer problems, usually error messages showing that the asfsipc.dll is either missing, or corrupted, whenever a program makes a call to the asfsipc.dll file.
Seems to be part of a recent Windows update for IE.
  vfym   (further information)
Part of the IE6(comes with an update)
  Mirra   (further information)
Part of a windows update.
Belongs to Mplayer2, the fast small Ms alternative to MsMediaPlayer. Remove it if you don't use Mplayer2.
Microsoft Digital Rights Management
  Ahmet Yılmaz  
I have seen this file being used by an Invader attack on my PC. Although it seems to be a necessary file it is also a target for browser hijacks and other malicious programs.
it slowed down my pc until i removed it
Windows update fo DRM playing
this file is microsoft DRM, some virus may replace it make sure it is of microsoft in properties- version- ..

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of asfsipc.dll: based on 17 votes with 10 user comments. 3 users think asfsipc.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think asfsipc.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving asfsipc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with asfsipc. 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.

To help you analyze the asfsipc.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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