Download browser.dll to Fix Errors

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

browser.dll file Computer Browser Service DLL. 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 browser.dll related errors on your device. You can also download browser.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename browser.dll
File extension DLL
Description Computer Browser Service DLL
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 browser.dll file. browser.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 browser.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to browser.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 browser.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of browser.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 Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your browser.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 browser.dll
System Windows 10
File size 106496 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 825a05d10dba34ff1197d4e971f64964
SHA1 0571920c590b66639e8e2fd667a3150a4c2ce5d2
SHA256 ed14807bcf9bbac42c473737228a5df3dc973b7b95db9bc9d3f138e8a7d804f3
CRC32 0f993513
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename browser.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 108032 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4513568e569c052972ced30c52838fea
SHA1 27d14f0e50160df47b1f7971445636676eaf8948
SHA256 257cdb9e98fb9c8877253f173bd2d4c4ed6f79fd0bd7113a1654ba6db5f5edcc
CRC32 296ffb22
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename browser.dll
System Windows 8
File size 105472 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 771ee7009e428ccc3476838cb22dba8d
SHA1 1021d5feeca73fbf865c44a5494c4cf42b3226dd
SHA256 aba093468160f9d3e73b19f38e43299972fd583883bdd824be366d0d3e3f8c49
CRC32 5c45427e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename browser.dll
System Windows 7
File size 136192 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 8ef0d5c41ec907751b8429162b1239ed
SHA1 4958a426e00788bb065850486e5509e5bda92b0e
SHA256 9cc25f1f93faca6f6ce23f78eb58590c39a2e3c8a3acdf400e8a9de0757eadae
CRC32 e9007648
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename browser.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 103424 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 a1b39de453433b115b4ea69ee0343816
SHA1 e6723fa7fc2178ea2ef79a86d885a9d5ac5d34ab
SHA256 61441e7e9d5259a5987dbd3fc8d4e3221a57f42c7cc0f94db48e80eef96ca5d4
CRC32 bf4487f5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename browser.dll
System Windows XP
File size 77824 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 a06ce3399d16db864f55faeb1f1927a9
SHA1 93e0bc4c8b09e6e211326576257965c4ed1248e9
SHA256 3430fa8552d91670d9fb0a921c735adbe2da7ff108c199ddeef2fb2e50713af3
CRC32 e3e2d523
Example file location ---