advpack.dll information

What is a DLL?

 Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files contain computer code and resources that can be used by several programs at the same time. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to make changes and add features to multiple programs without writing separate code for each one.

There are many programs that rely on DLL files to function properly so when one of these files is damaged or missing it will cause error messages and program crashes.

What is advpack.dll

 Advpack.dll is used to create customized installation instructions that Internet Explorer uses to install software components. Advpack.dll helps with hardware and software installation by reading and checking INF files. INF files are a part of the Windows setup API and the program that has taken the place of API the Windows Installer.

INF files are setup information files made up of plain text that are used in the installation of software and drivers. INF files are most commonly used for installing device drivers for hardware components. Device drivers are a set of instructions that tells the operating system and other programs how to make use of the components.

The Internet Component Download Service was introduced with Internet Explorer 3.0 and has been a key function in every version since. Advpack.dll is used to install and register software components that are downloaded from the internet including files required by newly installed components. Advpack.dll specifies files that need to be downloaded or files that need to be present for the components to function.

Suggested fix if you are experiencing advpack.dll error messages:

 Advpack.dll is a very important part of the Windows operating system so if it becomes corrupted or is deleted you will have to reinstall your operating system.


Advpack.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Common file path:



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