What is normaliz.DLL?

Normaliz.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 normaliz.DLL problem by downloading the correct normaliz.DLL file. The following information can help you determine if normaliz.DLL is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Normaliz.DLL file information

The process known as Unicode Normalization DLL belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Normaliz.DLL is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Normaliz.DLL is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,048 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 normaliz.DLL file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. 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 file is not a Windows system file. normaliz.DLL appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If normaliz.DLL is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 2,048 bytes. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. normaliz.DLL appears to be a compressed file.

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

I received a missing normaliz.dll error after installing IE7 for the first time. Had to uninstall IE7 and reboot to safe mode for a good install of IE7.
  Bob D  
got the error after installing tubesucker, Its a software to extract you tube videos
  Hitesh Garg  
re instal
Normaliz.dll is a DLL intended for Unicode normalization and is included in a default installation of windows and is required for a large number of windows applications.
  Mike R  
IE7, IE8 install issues
  William Sengdara  
Found on an external hard drive used only for media files. Seems odd for a Windows file to have injected itself onto a data drive. Suspicious.
Its Engine File And Important
  Wings Infomedia.  

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Summary: Average user rating of normaliz.DLL: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments. 8 users think normaliz.DLL is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving normaliz issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with normaliz. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the normaliz.DLL process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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