Brief introduction of Setupapi.dll file >
Setupapi.dll file is a normal dll file in windows system.Usually, dll files are shared among several applications. Once related software runs, Setupapi.dll file will be called upon to response system. If Setupapi.dll file is missing or damaged, certain programs will fail to run or call upon some functions. In such cases, windows system will display an error message saying Setupapi.dll is missing or not found.
Common reasons of Setupapi.dll not found error
There are several possibilities of the error. As the file is shared by a couple of programs, Setupapi.dll file may be mistakenly removed when you uninstall an application. This is the most easy-to-solve situation. You can identify the program that caused Setupapi.dll not found error and then reinstall it. Sometimes, problem in windows system like windows registry will lead to a result that Setupapi.dll file can not response the system correctly so windows system assumes that the file can not be found. However, in the cause of this system file, 90% of Setupapi.dll not found error is caused by malware infection. Some viruses are designed to replace or modify normal system file, so that antivirus program may not notice its existence. Setupapi.dll virus plays an important role in problem. It could either damage the file or corrupt windows registry.
The damage of Setupapi.dll virus
Once infecting your computer, the virus will cause various problems, some of which you may notice immediately while some damage is done secretly. Setupapi.dll virus damages more and more system files and thus you would have more and more programs that fail to run. Your computer will run extremely slow as Setupapi.dll virus takes up most system resource for its activities. What’s worse, Setupapi.dll virus would open backdoor for Trojan, which aims to monitor your online behavior and collect your personal information.
Effective way to remove Setupapi.dll virus
You may be looking for manual removal way to get rid of Setupapi.dll not found error when your antivirus program can not detect any virus in your system. However, to safely and easily solve the problem, we still recommend you to use a spyware removal program. virus is quite complicated for most computer users and some little mistakes will cause system crashes. Following are some useful steps for you to remove Setupapi.dll virus with your antivirus.
1. Enter Safe Mode
2. Clean up temporary files.
3. Shut off all programs.
4. Make sure the signature database of your antivirus is updated and then run a scan.
If your antivirus still failed to detect or remove Setupapi.dll virus, we recommend you to use PC Safe Doctor, which can effectively pick up Setupapi.dll virus and remove it completely without damaging system.
After you get rid of Setupapi.dll virus, you should pay more attention to computer security. It is recommended to run regularly like every week in order to detect the latest virus in time.