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What is crypt32.dll?

Part of Crypto API32 by Microsoft

What is it?

The Cryptographic Application Programming Interface (also known variously as CryptoAPI, Microsoft Cryptography API, MS-CAPI or simply CAPI) is an application programming interface included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides services to enable developers to secure Windows-based applications using cryptography.
Description of crypt32.dll from Microsoft
Cryptography is the use of codes to convert data so that only a specific recipient will be able to read it, using a key. Microsoft cryptographic technologies include CryptoAPI, Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP), CryptoAPI Tools, CAPICOM, WinTrust, issuing and managing certificates, and developing customizable public key infrastructures. Certificate and smart card enrollment, certificate management, and custom module development are also described.
(crypt32.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is crypt32.dll loaded?

Startup files notify - crypt32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of crypt32chain. Applications listed here will run when a particular event occurs such as startup, shutdown, logon, logoff, startscreensaver, and stopscreensaver. When Winlogon.exe fires one of these events, Windows will look to the Notify entries to execute any DLLs that will handle this event, starting the application.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the crypt32.dll file.Of the 0.0% of crypt32.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Crypto API32?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: crypt32.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Crypto API32
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.131.2600.6459 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.131005-0434)
Product version: 5.131.2600.6459
Size: 589 KB
Original file name: CRYPT32.DLL
Windows file protection: Yes

Startup files notify details

Name: crypt32chain

Image hashes

MD5: 636df3ff20a1b69b3f9d21325e7115c7
SHA-1: c6872705bb48b1f199ee98ac166ebf7be6721bb3

PE image details

File entropy: 6.63741
File packed: No
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