What is msvcrt.dll?

Msvcrt.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. You can fix your msvcrt.dll problem by downloading the correct msvcrt.dll file. The following information can help you determine if msvcrt.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Msvcrt.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft Corporation Windows DLL belongs to software Nero 7 Demo or StrongestOptimizer by Microsoft ( or Autodesk ( or NewTech Infosystems ( or Nero AG (

Description: Msvcrt.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The msvcrt.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 14,895 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It monitors program starts. The file is not a Windows system file. msvcrt.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msvcrt.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msvcrt.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

Der name steht für "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime DLL". Diese DLL ist ein zu den Visual C++-Versionen vor VS2005 gehörendes Redistributable. Das heißt, es wird zur Ausführung aller Programme benötigt, die mit Hilfe dieser Microsoft-Compiler erstellt wurden. Die original von Microsoft heruntergeladene oder von seriösen Anbietern mit ihren Programmen mitgelieferte msvcrt.dll ist daher völlig ungefährlich.
  Martin Sander  

Summary: Average user rating of msvcrt.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks msvcrt.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving msvcrt issues

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