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Since you have decided to visit this page, you can either search for the file ssleay32.dll or correct the error “ssleay32.dll is missing”. Consult the following information to learn how to solve your problem.
What is Ssleay32.dll?
Ssleay32.dll is a dynamic link library (DLL) file developed by the OpenSSL project that refers to essential system files of the Windows operating system. It usually contains a number of driver procedures and functions that can be applied by Windows.
The Ssleay32.dll file, also known as the OpenSSL shared library, is often associated with the OpenSSL toolbox. It is an essential component that ensures the proper functioning of Windows programs. Thus, if the file ssleay32.dll is missing, it can negatively affect the work of the associated software.
The file ssleay32.dll is an important component for the software to work correctly and without DLL error messages. You may receive an error message, such as the one below, indicating that the file was not found, corrupted or in the wrong version.
- This application could not be started because ssleay32.dll was not found.
- The file ssleay32.dll is missing or corrupted.
- A required component is missing: ssleay32.dll. Please reinstall the application.
- Error when loading ssleay32.dll. the specified module could not be found.
- The program cannot be started because ssleay32.dll is missing on your computer. Try reinstalling the program to solve this problem.
- Ssleay32.dll is not designed to run on Windows or contains an error.
Restore ssleay32.dll from the recycle bin.
The simplest cause of a “missing” ssleay32.dll file is that you accidentally deleted it.
If you suspect that you accidentally deleted ssleay32.dll but you have already emptied the trash, you can restore ssleay32.dll with a free file recovery program.
Restoring a deleted copy of ssleay32.dll with a file recovery program is only a good idea if you are sure that you deleted the file yourself and that it works correctly before doing so.
Using System Restore
Step 1: Open System Restore – Click the Start button (or press the Windows key on your keyboard) and type System Restore in the search bar at the bottom. This should be the first result to appear. Click on it.
Step 2: Return to the previous state – Click Next and select the desired restore point from the list of options.
Step 3: Manually create a restore point (optional) – To manually create a restore point, press the Windows button (or click the Start button), type “Create a restore point”, then click the option of the same name.
Reinstalling the program
Reinstall the program that generates the ssleay32.dll error. If the ssleay32.dll error occurs when you run a particular program, it may be useful to reinstall the program application. By reinstalling software, whether it is a productivity tool, a game or even an Office program, you replace all the program documents, registry entries and ssleay32.dll files required to run the application. To reinstall a program in the best possible way, you must first completely uninstall it.
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