dssec.dat - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dssec.dat files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent dssec.dat file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dssec.dat file Game Data. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of dssec.dat related errors on your device. You can also download dssec.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename dssec.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 215943
Oldest file 2006-09-18
Latest file 2017-03-18
dssec.dat

There are various types of errors related to dssec.dat file. dssec.dat file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to dssec.dat file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dssec.dat is corrupted
  • dssec.dat cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dssec.dat
  • dssec.dat file error
  • dssec.dat file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dssec.dat file:
  • dssec.dat file could not be loaded
  • dssec.dat file doesn't exist

dssec.dat

Error

Application could not be started because dssec.dat file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to dssec.dat can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing dssec.dat file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

dssec.dat file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with dssec.dat file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to dssec.dat file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of dssec.dat or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to dssec.dat file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dssec.dat file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the dssec.dat file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the dssec.dat file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace dssec.dat file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dssec.dat file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded dssec.dat file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dssec.dat file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your dssec.dat file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename dssec.dat
System Windows 10
File size 215943 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 8c6f56f4cdde6a1fd01f4fcf2773298e
SHA1 b634c8f6da05df2d00c0702739b0f3a177c8419e
SHA256 d469dc38744a28a62a05100f25d78ad66abba93dd70df0893516466361f28e58
CRC32 a3b5143b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dssec.dat
System Windows XP
File size 218003 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 b26b88487bb3f49726deb5e7d160dc38
SHA1 1e5d5df8d246123d8fd6af682ced2569c994af84
SHA256 63e32a01565a68cb5a083cef0a87afd122681726cc013504aa4f3548f289bd4d
CRC32 8a1c8843
Example file location ---
Filename dssec.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 215943 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 8c6f56f4cdde6a1fd01f4fcf2773298e
SHA1 b634c8f6da05df2d00c0702739b0f3a177c8419e
SHA256 d469dc38744a28a62a05100f25d78ad66abba93dd70df0893516466361f28e58
CRC32 a3b5143b
Example file location ---
Filename dssec.dat
System Windows 8
File size 215943 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 8c6f56f4cdde6a1fd01f4fcf2773298e
SHA1 b634c8f6da05df2d00c0702739b0f3a177c8419e
SHA256 d469dc38744a28a62a05100f25d78ad66abba93dd70df0893516466361f28e58
CRC32 a3b5143b
Example file location ---
Filename dssec.dat
System Windows 7
File size 215943 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 8c6f56f4cdde6a1fd01f4fcf2773298e
SHA1 b634c8f6da05df2d00c0702739b0f3a177c8419e
SHA256 d469dc38744a28a62a05100f25d78ad66abba93dd70df0893516466361f28e58
CRC32 a3b5143b
Example file location ---
Filename dssec.dat
System Windows Vista
File size 215943 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 8c6f56f4cdde6a1fd01f4fcf2773298e
SHA1 b634c8f6da05df2d00c0702739b0f3a177c8419e
SHA256 d469dc38744a28a62a05100f25d78ad66abba93dd70df0893516466361f28e58
CRC32 a3b5143b
Example file location ---