Advanced Windows 32 Base API

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.


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


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like advapi32.dll. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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