Do you know how to unregister a DLL file?

Do you know what a DLL file is?

A Dynamic Link Library more commonly known as a DLL is a type of file that contains multiple codes within itself. These files are used in almost all the processes that take place on your operating system whether it is a Windows process or athird-party application process. Most of the software depends on the connections and the information within a common DLL file. Thus it is oblivious that they are paramount to your system.

DLL files are one of the key reasons why your system is performing the way it is. This especially concerns the usage of memory. These files allow applications to function in a memory-saving manner. For instance, by the usage of DLL files a program can be modularized into individual components, meaning the loading time of the application is faster, because modules are only loaded when a specific process is demanded. In simple terms DLL files make your system performfaster.

DLL files are used by a variety of applications. A lot of basic Windows processes depend on the DLL files. Furthermore, any software that you install inserts DLL files of its own and sometimes uses the DLL files provided by the Windows operating system, thus, as discussed earlier, making your system run efficiently.

Keeping DLL files clean and safe on your operating system is crucial as just one malfunctioning file could be the cause of a total system failure. Some malware applications are known to create or overwrite the existing DLL files thus causing a particular application or the whole Windows system to malfunction. Before trying to delete the malicious or corrupted DLL file you should known that the first step is to unregister that file. This is important because if the file is not unregistered the application or any Windows process might still try to call upon it. Unregistering the DLL file is not that tricky, you can do so by following the guide that we provide.

How to unregister a DLL file

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type in cmd.
  4. Tap Enter.
  5. In the Command prompt type in regsvr32 /u filename.dll.
  6. Tap Enter.