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Advanced Windows 32 Base API

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advapi32.dll. What is it?

Advapi32.dll is a Advanced Windows 32 Base API.

This file is part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. Advapi32.dll is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Advapi32.dll is usually located in the %SYSTEM% sub-folder and its usual size is 617,472 bytes.

Advapi32.dll is a part of the advanced API services library. The advapi32.dll file provides access to advanced functionality that comes in addition to the kernel. On 32-bit versions of Windows, advapi32.dll is responsible for things like the Windows registry, restarting and shutting down the system, starting/stopping and creating Windows services, and managing user accounts.


The advapi32.dll process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly.

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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder %SYSTEM%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %SYSTEM%

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