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Can. dll files have viruses?

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nooo nooo im not infected, but i need to download one as its apparantly missing... but not sure if safe...

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i will be downlaoding it from this site but not sure if safe...

(sory wont be posting which dll it is.. but need a way to identify if its safe :))

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You can download it and upload it to VirusTotal, that will not only give you the MD5, which you can copy/paste into Google to search and verify that it's the same MD5 as the valid DLL, but it will also scan the DLL with many antivirus engines to verify that it is not detected as an infection.

I personally wouldn't download a DLL (especially if it's a Microsoft DLL, i.e., part of Windows) from any website. I'd just run SFC and let Windows reinstall the DLL, that way you know it came from a safe source. If it's a non-MS/Windows DLL, then you should be able to replace it by reinstalling the software that it was installed by.

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Well, the MD5 should come up in the results, and based on what sites in the search results say about the MD5, you should be able to determine if it's the right file or not, but if reinstalling the software didn't fix it, then there must be something else going on because the DLL should be there, if it is there, then it's more likely that the DLL just didn't register correctly.

Personally, I'd contact the software vendor's support before jumping through all these hoops and taking risks on downloading a DLL from someone other than the software vendor to try and fix a problem with the software.

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i scanned it and it said it was safe...

wait i think i installed it wrong... im going to try to install the program one more time and see if that fixes it... but the dll came up as clean, and had been scanned before, with 2 good reviews saying goodware. Seems ok i guess...

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