Fix clrhost.dll Errors

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

clrhost.dll file In Proc server for managed servers in the Windows Runtime. 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 clrhost.dll related errors on your device. You can also download clrhost.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename clrhost.dll
File extension DLL
Description In Proc server for managed servers in the Windows Runtime
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 clrhost.dll file. clrhost.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 clrhost.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to clrhost.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 clrhost.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your clrhost.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 clrhost.dll
System Windows 10
File size 13312 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9206e7d790eb1f9c09112e575d2f16b1
SHA1 9ada1a9b90726e64508400cccbf54dca960f185f
SHA256 0adde5bcbbef8c4e02e7ebe9e7a2d3c7ddca937d47fc5eecf79538f6eb2a4a3c
CRC32 70858816
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clrhost.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3bad9f36e1ef31762bc54c7940bd9235
SHA1 26dabe0580999892e1724552a3ef521ffe76e35e
SHA256 311573690424d56086c625d555fb0c58109765a4e9d416a0f56ef00bd5404f31
CRC32 fc8b84e8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clrhost.dll
System Windows 8
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 fc23569002ad5b15806784779c8358be
SHA1 5c118ca7a52a97c383cf8a8a19c2272ed0ce0c00
SHA256 982a90bbc10d73895b21bee8cac2d52fc619a31d8436a282ac83a306fa6ecdb0
CRC32 92da33dd
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\