crypt32.dll Error Fix

What is a DLL?

 Crypt32.dll is file with the format DLL which is short for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files contain computer code and resources that can be used by several programs at the same time. DLL files also allow programers to reuse the same code for multiple programs without having to write new code for each application.

Many programs depend on DLL files to function so when there is a corrupt or missing DLL file you will experience poor system performance and program crashes.

 What is Crypt32.dll?

 Crypt32.dll is used by a special type of program called a Cryptography Application. Cryp32.dll is available for use in several programs but it’s main use is with the Cryptography Application Programming Interface (CAPI). CAPI lets programmers use cryptography (encoding) to secure programs designed for Windows.

Through the use of crypt32.dll a data file can be verified as a valid copy or used to prove that a file has been modified from it’s original design. Crypt32.dll is also used by several different Cryptographic Service Providers that can do the data encryption and decryption for you.

The CAPI can be used for both public key and symmetric key types of encryption. Public key encryption involves the use of two keys. One key is given out while one is kept a secret and is used only for decrypting files encrypted by the public key.

Symmetric cryptography uses a single key that is kept secret and is used for both encryption and decryption.

 Recommended fix if you are receiving crypt32.dll error messages:

 When a DLL file is corrupted or missing it will cause error messages, poor system performance, or system crashes. To fix issues caused by missing or corrupt DLL files you must replace the missing DLL with a working version.

Crypt32.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Known file path:


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