Troubleshoot AuthFWGP.dll Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

AuthFWGP.dll file Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Group Policy Editor Extension. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of AuthFWGP.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AuthFWGP.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Group Policy Editor Extension
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to AuthFWGP.dll file. AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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.

AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your AuthFWGP.dll 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 AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows 10
File size 301056 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 58767fb1c8810bb89e434371a25f7ca8
SHA1 611df0239e57a16db194fffe0ddfc6252e032353
SHA256 25edcf3d9c7c2e046c8a0ed5977c6ca9a2056dd9dbbe969badcf2fe425ce40f3
CRC32 ce06025c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 299520 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 cd88c664b4979c0e620260bea6d2d208
SHA1 e2e6e709ed4673f0215d390801b603567b4484e8
SHA256 479c9a213f337d01aafe49b7d6271055a5d0453f5ceece38cd08e0f3a6fdf369
CRC32 cefef7cc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows 8
File size 298496 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c504ec2302d5c750db31989c2e38690a
SHA1 2f4e4481e0751cad2f5bd813f568c568cc7a5bd1
SHA256 264d81f7c8fffac2d9a1f7abb73c38adfafd4407cb914d3a16478fa47a864f9b
CRC32 bb12aca3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows 7
File size 304128 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 11f174ed2050121c394c17b4f7b69983
SHA1 b682f54bbed662e93fe83719703c9f2d30de0773
SHA256 988b799650ba89dc9aa7078991a854eb4e897744d8051fa805d8070a28ffe0c5
CRC32 2bd1188f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows 7
File size 297472 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 81241e7723d5675af6e27a7f0e7f3324
SHA1 f6dcf52d9c746d2ac7f6021b691f16a37a152480
SHA256 5e627281402dd4d6022ce12bbb2499fe1c95aef009720d0941b6c2853d32d49e
CRC32 b0e5b460
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 518144 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 03c1410dbd7b35d105b732424feb7516
SHA1 4e8cbe03852c7e58029f93f40d5af70709d9b23a
SHA256 fa0da34211e7c6f868f24d748a854eb9a60435fc22c825d585abea0c86930ef0
CRC32 6c8e8608
Example file location ---
Filename AuthFWGP.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 509952 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0aded25d371ae14665ce514e413988e7
SHA1 1808fc87aeb0215c35f79d17763b3727c865e4ca
SHA256 1da0dcd583bb7d11a9328c78881c80aae966368c16069d6be0f0b851c2dd693a
CRC32 9b9f19a2
Example file location ---