What is cryptnet.dll?

cryptnet.dll is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the cryptnet.dll version information.

cryptnet.dll's description is "Crypto Network Related API"

cryptnet.dll is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about cryptnet.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on cryptnet.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionCrypto Network Related API
Internal nameCRYPTNET.DLL
Original filenameCRYPTNET.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version5.131.2600.2180
File version5.131.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionCrypto Network Related API
Internal nameCRYPTNET.DLL
Original filenameCRYPTNET.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version5.131.2600.2180
File version5.131.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803..

Digital signatures [?]

cryptnet.dll is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the cryptnet.dll file.

None of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the cryptnet.dll file.

Folder name variants

cryptnet.dll may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5cad4aa32e7eca00c23cc39c0eb833f9d
SHA256d188520c302c4b4fdbcfc2d5e70653e4a7b4dd06ee75e4250515a93925cb2698

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What did other users do?

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User vote results: There were 36 votes to remove and 173 votes to keep

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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+Thomas+ writes

0 thumbs

So wait I don't understand is cryptnet.dll malicious or not?

# 4 Sep 2016, 7:53

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

0% detection rate at VirusTotal. Looks safe to me.

# 5 Sep 2016, 1:04

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