What is Sqlite3.dll?
The sqlite3.dll module is associated with the SQLite Database Library program from sqlite.org.
Common Sqlite3.dll errors
The majority of sqlite3.dll errors occur due to removal or corruption of the sqlite3.dll file. Examples of common sqlite3.dll error messages that may appear on your screen are listed below:
- “The Sqlite3.dll File Not Found”
- “Sqlite3.dll is missing”
- “This application failed to load. An important component – Sqlite3.dll is missing. Reinstalling the application may fix the error”
Generally, DLL files, like sqlite3.dll go missing or become corrupt due to the following reasons:
- Accidental deletion of the DLL file
- Malware infection
- Registry Issues
Depending on the cause of the missing sqlite3.dll error, you may perform either of the steps mentioned below to fix the error:
Reinstall Any Recently Uninstalled Application
In case the missing sqlite3.dll error has started appearing soon after you have uninstalled any application, reinstall this application to rectify the error. Incorrect uninstallation of programs may lead to the removal of shared DLLs and cause recurring DLL errors. To correctly uninstall unwanted programs, use either the Add or Remove Programs utility, or an efficient third-party uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller.
Download the Missing Sqlite3.dll From the Internet
If incorrect uninstallation of a program does not seem to be the cause of the missing sqlite3.dll file, download the DLL file from a reliable online DLL Directory.
Perform A Malware Scan of Your Entire System
Often, malware programs, such as virus and trojans deliberately delete or modify the contents of the DLL files and cause missing or not found DLL errors. If the first two steps fail to rectify the sqlite3.dll error, perform a malware scan on your PC using reliable and advanced antimalware software, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.
Perform a Registry Scan
Last but not least, perform regular registry scans using an efficient registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe, to ensure the good health of your system registry. A corrupt registry is often recorded as being the root cause of various recurring system errors, including DLL errors.
Is Sqlite3.dll a Safe File?
The true sqlite3.dll is a safe file. However, instances of a rogue version of the sqlite3.dll have also been recorded.
The rogue sqlite3.dll is known to be associated with the following malware:
- Application.KGB_Spy [PC Tools]
- Mal/Packer [Sophos]
- Trojan Horse [Symantec]
- Trojan.Crypt [Ikarus]
- Win-Trojan/Xema.variant [AhnLab]
The Sqlite3.dll is known to be located in the following locations:
The above locations are located in these folders:
- The %Windir% variable points to the folder where Windows is installed. This by default, is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt
- The %Temp% variable points to the temporary folder. This by default is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\.
- The %System% variable refers to the System folder. This by default is C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, and C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME
- The %ProgramFiles% variable points to the Program Files folder. This is generally C:\Program Files.
- %AppData% points to the folder that stores application-specific data. Generally, the path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data.
How to prevent rogue sqlite3.dll from entering your system
Follow safe system security habits to protect your system from the malicious sqlite3.dll file and its associated malware.
- Install advanced protective tools, such as Antivirus and Spyware Cease on your PC and keep your antimalware tools up-do-date with the latest virus definitions and security updates.
- Install a firewall on your PC to monitor the incoming and outgoing traffic.
- Stay away from dubious websites and do not download software from such ambiguous websites.
- Read End User License Agreement (EULA) before installing any new software that you have downloaded from the Internet.