Lpk.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 lpk.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
Description: Lpk.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lpk.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 22,016 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 23,552 bytes, 24,064 bytes or 25,600 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. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Lpk.dll is not a Windows core file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If lpk.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 233,472 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lpk.dll. Therefore, you should check the lpk.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lpk. 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 lpk.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.