What is mfc42loc.dll?

Mfc42loc.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 mfc42loc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Mfc42loc.dll file information

The process known as MFC Language Specific Resources belongs to software Microsoft Visual C by Microsoft (

Description: Mfc42loc.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The mfc42loc.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 44,544 bytes, 45,056 bytes or 36,864 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 has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The mfc42loc.dll file is not a Windows system file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. mfc42loc.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mfc42loc.dll. Therefore, you should check the mfc42loc.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

velneo snmp program
This is a Microsoft module used by MFC for localization

Summary: Average user rating of mfc42loc.dll: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks mfc42loc.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mfc42loc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mfc42loc. 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 mfc42loc.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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