cryptcatsvc.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

cryptcatsvc.dll file Cryptographic Catalog Services. 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 cryptcatsvc.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cryptcatsvc.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 cryptcatsvc.dll
File extension DLL
Description Cryptographic Catalog Services
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 cryptcatsvc.dll file. cryptcatsvc.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 cryptcatsvc.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cryptcatsvc.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 cryptcatsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cryptcatsvc.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 cryptcatsvc.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 cryptcatsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 101888 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 32c9ccd44ae2697f97883e69f468b58e
SHA1 4c84d1fa48da8b9e589b10ce4a8d3ac506bc948c
SHA256 91079fd1bd902b0ad156221e4f3d7aa519ee39c75846ca19c799b965ba2c69d9
CRC32 6e666bc9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptcatsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 108032 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2657cc393bda075dbc0870838f3b0238
SHA1 2d64680a304bb6e679e676965daa97e606b5fb87
SHA256 c78acf45036604c9c25db88e927c08025de2b325b07fff4927e4ef1541876a42
CRC32 5abbe22e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptcatsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 104448 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 bf9c110f5342818d101f889ebe4903c4
SHA1 71a2c0c7ce1bc4e79933ca84bec5be9d35eb97c8
SHA256 ad58fc69dc43cdb42ddf4a5ef7918a1014eb602cdcbe54289e7c88f848ad9ece
CRC32 31bb0db5
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\