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The DLL file is missing error is something that most computer users have encountered at least once in their lifetime. Hey, if you’ve never seen a DLL error before, you can only use your computer to access Facebook, YouTube and other social networks. Now, we must point out that DLL files are usually connected to Redistributables and DirectX, but this does not mean that DLL files like bcrypt.dll don’t work from time to time. It should also be noted that bcrypt.dll is important for running various applications, so if it is corrupt or missing, things can mix.
bcrypt.dll is missing
bcrypt.dll is a Microsoft Windows operating system file called Windows Cryptographic Primitives Library. Now, whenever there is a problem, users will see an error saying that bcrypt.dll is missing. The exact message would be:
The program cannot be run because bcrypt.dll is missing on your computer. Try reinstalling the program to solve the problem.
The good news is that there are ways to remedy this, but this may not be easy, depending on the nature of the problem.
Reinstall the affected program
If the DLL error causes one or more of your programs to activate, then this is probably the first step you need to do here before proceeding, just reinstall them.
We do this by clicking the Windows + S button and then typing Control Panel into the search field. When this option appears, start it. Click the Uninstall Programs section, locate the affected programs, uninstall them, and then reinstall them.
Open a high command prompt and execute the sfc /scannow command to run the system file scan. This replaces all damaged or damaged system files.
Run a malware scan
As already mentioned, the bcrypt.dll file is located in the System32 folder; if found, it could be malware.
To run a virus or malware scan, start Windows Defender from the taskbar or start the Settings application, then choose Update & Security > Windows Security > Open Windows Defender Security Center.
Select the section entitled Viruses and Threat Protection, then click Run a new extended scan. Select the Windows Defender Offline Scan option, then click Scan Now.
Do you need additional help? See Troubleshooting missing DLL files.