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

cryptnet.dll file Crypto Network Related API. 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 cryptnet.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cryptnet.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 cryptnet.dll
File extension DLL
Description Crypto Network Related API
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 cryptnet.dll file. cryptnet.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 cryptnet.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cryptnet.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 cryptnet.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cryptnet.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 cryptnet.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 cryptnet.dll
System Windows 10
File size 135168 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e0ec3988b927ee30a974ca225c0f0d6a
SHA1 5f864f4dbb899d68c537360c58a8e43347c21513
SHA256 a71641c190f91c1d5f3baa5f978b4999eeedd96ef5b2c663c466fb08758e64b5
CRC32 2b71c8e4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 137728 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7c4fa268cd7681e6be46b3b9fd4fc8f2
SHA1 b5144f4ac409fc9b652b4efd2a47e75fccba7430
SHA256 708aa3a68b36bced433972cdc26101b45b01e45432d6d7a3149cb0e04a87d56a
CRC32 289e4fef
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows 8
File size 109056 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c56d713d0c3148b893feea4b0b7a23b9
SHA1 f6b88852cbb6ee3402d3c38b8b8d1c31640c35f7
SHA256 5607dd1b66b1cdc786408add14acfed127fe3ba4961f40e6707905a69819dbf4
CRC32 2e7fdbd2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows 7
File size 103424 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 04d16553664796613fe98d441a0c35d7
SHA1 45177c21e8983ea2d3a50d410d964c88ea87c16c
SHA256 ec9d4b3b8f8b0c3ee01d18cdf5be9ef216ac9bbb1fb64a63d5013bd9afb2a606
CRC32 1cef3cdc
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows 7
File size 138752 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 1737183424d10e716d4035c5ca2ecab4
SHA1 169edb65e0e362410fcef0e86dd1f951a1eb3ea0
SHA256 73da5dc00db761396955a8c5fb3f9b75cd27ef4061e620b7326fb40bc6eadec9
CRC32 22a43443
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 130048 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 752654d6c61c0d34485af97ffd8578f9
SHA1 0e316c2355452971e4bdaf1b6c898acf444b2a7c
SHA256 15e1e2370da615e5f6871bddb9ea9793327dbe99b69ea4fe3adaf1841e489c9c
CRC32 14166b19
Example file location ---
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 97792 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fc4954d8ccdbe5c469f7737525b3300e
SHA1 234d2aad83db19d71197fbe60377e2bda9b6ecf6
SHA256 0dcf1219ab9b2d843e7a2393d0cd7f2c0585fd99170ca3afde4e3acfe5d3bc42
CRC32 89412c5f
Example file location ---
Filename cryptnet.dll
System Windows XP
File size 64512 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c14350fc0d47d806699c4f907fc6785b
SHA1 98a248c4972d819d7a42647f0f042ef4cf96ab6d
SHA256 a8862b47a74f5fb03c9916a42b986d9b352549ed486ad2b9dad405a98b5564b3
CRC32 b45a7d58
Example file location ---