Xvid.dll – File Information
The xvid.dll process belongs to the XviD Codec that is required to play XviD media files. By default, the xvid.dll file is located in the subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The most common size of the file is 4096 bytes.
Why does the Xvid.dll file freeze and cause the Windows Explorer window to close?
This issue generally occurs when you are using an outdated version of XviD codec. When you try to browse a folder containing XviD videos and Windows Explorer tries to create thumbnail previews, using an outdated version of XviD codec. This causes the Xvid.dll to freeze up and cause the Windows Explorer window to close.
To fix the above issue, download and install the latest version of the XviD codec. However, before you install the latest version of the XviD codec, ensure that you uninstall all the previous versions of the XviD codec.
Installing the latest version of the XviD codec over an old one may not fix the problem. This is because the files and entries related to the previous version will still be present on your computer and create problems.
When you try to run an XviD video or movie using a media player, such as Windows Media Player, you may receive error messages similar to the ones given below:
- “The file xvid.dll not found”
- “Xvid.dll is Missing”
Typically, the xvid.dll missing or not found errors occur when the xvid.dll file is corrupt or missing. Perform the following steps to fix the error:
Restore the xvid.dll file from the Recycle Bin
Often, missing DLL errors, such as the xvid.dll error may occur due to the accidental removal of the xvid.dll file. If you suspect that you have mistakenly removed the xvid.dll file, restore it from your Recycle Bin. If you have already emptied the contents of the Recycle Bin, you may use a reliable file recovery tool, such as Data Recovery Pro or Spotmau Powersuite to restore the missing xvid.dll file.
Download the xvid.dll file from the Internet
If the xvid.dll has gone missing due to some other reason, download the missing file from a reliable free online DLL Directory. One thing you need to keep in mind is to save the xvid.dll file in its original location. Next, register the xvid.dll file. To achieve this, perform the following steps:
- Go to Start and click Run.
- Next, in the Open box type cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt window.
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter.
- After the file gets registered, type exit in command prompt and press Enter.
If you still get the error after you have installed a new copy of the xvid.dll file, download the latest XviD codec to fix the error.
Perform a malware scan
Malware infection is a major cause of missing or not found DLL errors. Malware programs, such as viruses, rootkits, trojans and worms corrupt your DLL files, such as the xvid.dll file by altering their codes. If the xvid.dll error is occurring due to a malware infection, run a malware scan, using efficient security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease to remove the infection and fix the error.
Xvid.dll – Security Report
The true xvid.dll is a safe file. However, at times this file is known to be used by malware. The following Trojans are known to install and use the xvid.dll file:
To safeguard your computer and personal information from such malware, incorporate the following tips:
- Install advanced security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease on your computer.
- Regularly update your antimalware tools and schedule regular malware scans on your computer.
- Install a Firewall to monitor outgoing and incoming traffic to your computer and block any unauthorized access to your system.