What is lpk.dll?

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.

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Lpk.dll file information

The process known as Language Pack belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Lpk.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lpk.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 22,016 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 23,552 bytes, 18,944 bytes or 24,064 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 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If lpk.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 23,552 bytes (55% of all occurrences) or 25,600 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Lpk.dll is not a Windows core file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.

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.


User Comments

Microsoft Corporation developed language packs to enable users to create and edit files as well as customize menus and help based on the different language. The processes that enable multilingual users to use applications are contained in the lpk.dll.
this is a very harmful virus for computer 2,3 times i make format and install antivirus
  quaid johar  
the program can"t start because LPK. dll is missing from my computer. Try reinstalling the progarm to fix this problem
  nan joo seo  
Pc Futsch :-(
Will not let you reinstall or open programs
run cmd as admin, then run sfc/scannow if occurs after system restore
  dambmw   (further information)
I got the following message - can't start because LPK. dll is missing from my computer. Try - reinstalling the progarm to fix this problem. I can't do anything because I can't get past that message. Sending this question on another computer.

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Summary: Average user rating of lpk.dll: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think lpk.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think lpk.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade lpk.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lpk issues

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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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.

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