credssp.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

credssp.dll file Credential Delegation Security Package. 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 credssp.dll related errors on your device. You can also download credssp.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename credssp.dll
File extension DLL
Description Credential Delegation Security Package
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 credssp.dll file. credssp.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 credssp.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to credssp.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 credssp.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of credssp.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your credssp.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 credssp.dll
System Windows 10
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 682e76ae6dfb0493903035dcc2ead5e4
SHA1 a4d704b135309a08d18e0ef57515dc3d3b7fb28c
SHA256 927d501b82543acab4c8699005ba2e4c780e9fa5ec380b7c51e1d49ae56e2dce
CRC32 86fba872
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 18944 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d870c95dfba7ba67c290738dd2e6add1
SHA1 f2e0875302f17f4e24f507a03fef17cbd68fe744
SHA256 ae2867f30ccfd06916e10c4be0c1c28159e63500d9017be06f32aa378a8b5c1c
CRC32 2e4821a6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows 8
File size 17408 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1f8542e19f8cfddec717424521b9697e
SHA1 da4de0c1c22645fdaac23a049fa0697659f880d6
SHA256 b46fdfb3a00bd2fc80f98f363bf2d29d0b9a8c75d89ab79325791ad62901fd4c
CRC32 6a738d37
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 17408 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4e5fe39c1076d115ec8bfcfe14d75b80
SHA1 fb255cc5441616987d1e6fb0c77447a891ed3fc4
SHA256 f1d02bca6f664dcdd0ccde269d31787c7553cd38c7208a8dd8b80b9ea09feb1c
CRC32 76fd27b9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 52d3d5e3586988d4d9e34acaac33105c
SHA1 2c20246d2c45fb6e8976b37ad62465f5f4255f2b
SHA256 c61b60ba962b25b8334f0941c3535ea4aca1cc060b8a196e396ca3e11ceef8a1
CRC32 eac657f9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 15872 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 26f139ddec6407508071930d3d07337e
SHA1 1471055d07fdb4cedfcbd3cc23d07618f51c83f4
SHA256 90ef02dca67c68afbeb8e2be2e1bd6e400f2a386c3ce8af5573e9f89b7636688
CRC32 d1ec2ed2
Example file location ---
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 18432 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 b7ccdc4b877dc3cc665de8f322f2bd9e
SHA1 12b57497f556683b9319224716a87e3a4c5852d4
SHA256 abb7210d40b69e4757d5279a45345b12873bd0bb3792e70ccd8afdc892d7b1de
CRC32 60d8a418
Example file location ---
Filename credssp.dll
System Windows XP
File size 12800 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 8e20d83d04076a3682706a2be1bba80e
SHA1 e36d4f5b3463cb06bfc468676f7d86ba4be044c5
SHA256 537adff48d70e2e124a07db22c37f0a0f4242673a860c2025b246142e888ebd6
CRC32 164e6373
Example file location ---