What is win32cert.dll?

Win32cert.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 win32cert.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Win32cert.dll file information

The process known as win32cert.dll belongs to software Utility Common Driver or EMSC by unknown.

Description: Win32cert.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Win32cert.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,168 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 6,656 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. Win32cert.dll is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). win32cert.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with win32cert.dll, you may want to remove the entire program Utility Common Driver or EMSC using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as win32cert.dll. Therefore, you should check the win32cert.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.


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Best practices for resolving win32cert issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with win32cert. 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 win32cert.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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