The wpcap.dll file belongs to the WinPcap tool by CACE Technologies. WinPcap is a tool that enables link-layer access on Windows systems. This tool is used by a wide variety of Windows applications, including several PC games and PC maintenance utilities.
The following are some of the wpcap.dll error messages that may appear on your computer:
- “The file wpcap.dll not found.”
- “Wpcap.dll file is missing.”
- “This application failed to start because wpcap.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix the error.”
- “Cannot start this application. An important component: wpcap.dll is missing. Install the application to fix the error”
Corrupt or incomplete installation of WinPcap may generate the wpcap.dll error. Incorrect removal of the DLL file, malware infections, and registry errors may also generate wpcap.dll errors on your system.
Depending on the cause, you can use one of the following methods to repair wpcap.dll errors on your computer:
To fix wpcap.dll errors due to a corrupt WinPcap file, you will have to reinstall the software on your computer. Most of the time, WinPcap is shipped along with the application that needs to use it. So, your first step will be to uninstall the application that generated the error message and then reinstall it to replace any corrupt files. While reinstalling, ensure that the installation files are complete and there is no damage with the media (CD or DVD) on which these files are stored. Here, you need to ensure that you completely remove the application that generated the error before reinstalling it. You can use a reliable program uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller to ensure this.
If this does not fix the errors, download the WinPcap tool from the Internet and then install it on your computer to repair the errors.
Download Wpcap.dll From the Internet
If the wpcap.dll is missing, you may try to download and install wpcap.dll file from a reliable and trustworthy online DLL Directory to repair the error. Remember to save the DLL file in its original location. After you have saved the wpcap.dll, you need to register the file. Perform the following steps to register this DLL:
- Go to Start menu and select Run.
- In the Open box, type cmd and press Enter.
- Finally, to register the DLL, type regsvr32 wpcap.dll and press Enter.
Run a Virus and Spyware Scan of Your Entire System
Malicious programs, such as virus, worm, trojan, adware, and spyware can corrupt your DLLs by editing the codes embedded in them. As a result, a DLL error occurs every time an application tries to access the infected DLL. To ensure an infected wpcap.dll file is not the reason behind recurring wpcap.dll errors, run a virus and spyware scan of your entire system, using reliable antimalware tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.
Schedule regular registry scans
A corrupt registry may also lead to recurring DLL errors. To ensure a healthy registry, schedule regular registry scans using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as PCHealthBoost. You can use this tool to perform custom registry scans to check only for DLL errors and fix them.