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

dssenh.dll file Microsoft Enhanced DSS and Diffie-Hellman Cryptographic Provider. 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 dssenh.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dssenh.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 dssenh.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Enhanced DSS and Diffie-Hellman Cryptographic Provider
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 dssenh.dll file. dssenh.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 dssenh.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dssenh.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 dssenh.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dssenh.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 dssenh.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 dssenh.dll
System Windows 10
File size 132840 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 03e72757fe8d1aacf95f7073e5f001d4
SHA1 4b4bd34b8714206036707f23d82e4ea754197686
SHA256 1d3f5d999495fbe7937b4fc6dfaf0caa21ec6e121f1ee75f65289ae6387a3641
CRC32 9cfd0601
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 156992 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 965b60c2494123a88a86bcbae0c0da06
SHA1 aaab7ab78388131135f40b6c694f784600850490
SHA256 b26bcc6fe865cb43125613b4138d8d52f56d5e389a1a0718e52f8c8ece1f7eae
CRC32 456fc976
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows 8
File size 155344 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2141dbf8b573e481e4e7884d191a81e0
SHA1 1bcea2eee15330fd0f811c878a53da28bb6fdb99
SHA256 85ae508f7c378467462c3ddb227dec708c50d3e6f64f1a11717bd6de1529221d
CRC32 c23892b9
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows 7
File size 156728 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 99b9343280af6a4c0f27cf2e28e94bbf
SHA1 c72b34c0bafb219f681a9f54f1f7ef48be77cfed
SHA256 0e29e05e893b2516a1bb5b1d5b7ac91bb55e2b5d463c8c50765328c10bcea67e
CRC32 071218de
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows 7
File size 190880 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 f11a57e91fdaecfb41a5cb21eb1ebc8e
SHA1 e395683841b965d1f224413f2e3339091f51add8
SHA256 904da963f2274adf521660e3131dac781e59c6faeb393e57802a3b5638c09283
CRC32 57187d1a
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 155704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c8dbfef835ff54467425c8f3abcf7046
SHA1 8ac8d65eeed9d3eb3c179e3725e83fbcd9b51355
SHA256 f9f20d4ad8144b17f53927af4d901092b2047e1c4300620b6b31232703304356
CRC32 75bb2d7f
Example file location ---
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 202296 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 d89585872f9c5130226cb42a0c42c220
SHA1 349eca5e0b1d3553eed2c42bd517e4fd2c3319e8
SHA256 4adf2e5629e76da622913473853237ae862e00808d72275c06a8c4ea8411eb65
CRC32 9337679d
Example file location ---
Filename dssenh.dll
System Windows XP
File size 138752 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 fede68bf80052bad393afd5c2e60dcb0
SHA1 1ecc8db8c706d215a999a04b8c04deb77f89010d
SHA256 6a40d89524317c554c5c33a35fb659147a3118f4c646ab36653a19a8811627cb
CRC32 46ae7604
Example file location ---