How to remove the cryptsvc32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify cryptsvc32.dll as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_TRACUR.SMB or TROJ_TRACUR.AH, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen or Trojan Horse.

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Cryptsvc32.dll file information

The process known as Dynamic Link Run Time Library (VCL MT) appears to belong to software Borland C++ Builder by Inprise (

Description: Cryptsvc32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cryptsvc32.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 121,344 bytes, 188,416 bytes or 120,832 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. There is no file information. The cryptsvc32.dll file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Cryptsvc32.dll is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous.

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If cryptsvc32.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 367,616 bytes. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The cryptsvc32.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. Cryptsvc32.dll is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the cryptsvc32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Dynamic Link Run Time Library 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 cryptsvc32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cryptsvc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cryptsvc32.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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