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Winsock Net shell helper DLL for winsock

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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for wshelper.dll file, or a way to fix the “wshelper.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the wshelper.dll file as well.

What is Wshelper.dll?

Wshelper.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Wshelper.dll used for?

Wshelper.dll file, also known as Winsock Net shell helper DLL for winsock, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the wshelper.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Wshelper.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause wshelper.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the wshelper.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common wshelper.dll errors include:

  • “wshelper.dll is missing”
  • “wshelper.dll error loading”
  • “wshelper.dll crash”
  • “wshelper.dll was not found”
  • “wshelper.dll could not be located”
  • “wshelper.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point wshelper.dll error”
  • “Cannot find wshelper.dll”
  • “Cannot register wshelper.dll”
wshelper.dll - System Error The program can`t start because wshelper.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Wshelper.dll missing error?

If the “wshelper.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the wshelper.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Wshelper.dll

Search through available versions of wshelper.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Wshelper.dll, 12 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
64bit 6.3.9600.17415 20.0 KB
MD5 29e1081c033b6fec192639c9787d95a0
SHA1 0a91edafbfbff08abe0cb790a017d2ab92383e37
32bit 6.3.9600.17415 15.5 KB
MD5 ed4236f65edbafe5af636c45430c7c06
SHA1 d140af9b0f2bc2fef98de0ea9f8632dddc9c49c5
64bit 6.3.9600.16384 19.5 KB
MD5 a977fe7dac2feb57bd64d32dffaf5c4e
SHA1 77962ffa9b38e09f47c6f23877e5a38bc872d825
32bit 6.3.9600.16384 16.0 KB
MD5 e08fc17019f66263c081d17a00589ae5
SHA1 2e2c543a24c3210b8754544b8f3e31c6faa17504
32bit 6.2.9200.16384 15.5 KB
MD5 261fdb43c7772b71e44d3b0d6161cd0b
SHA1 6c5bffea800942b0783e1c2c8c6a5402688184d7
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 15.0 KB
MD5 5b90bb3171504c9daf3c5cb44b203ca7
SHA1 b3cf5d359c4d10b6979f3d59dbe82ac8ae11b332
32bit 6.0.6000.16386 14.0 KB
MD5 20614c9f12a3a09a5015c9ebbd4419d2
SHA1 b562464bc3c45c191020eb74021e7c1af9aeeaeb
64bit 6.0.6000.16386 18.5 KB
MD5 20aee159bd1ce0664796edf48af201b8
SHA1 4deb1e6ae116cbadb7e05178efc33ab36f66f9eb
32bit 10.0.14393.0 16.5 KB
MD5 0935598a660ff2d950779f98a0259bcd
SHA1 37c7c0d78e8fd52e238e7cca3a511f03d9abd877
64bit 10.0.14393.0 22.0 KB
MD5 8eb4f3b56439370088a32f6e064fa162
SHA1 449bdabc5b897b43c36cc61d29d85dcea5069bcc
32bit 10.0.10586.0 16.0 KB
MD5 4e2df7e93f76ea8eb6517e0026fc5e32
SHA1 e62ea9cdc4f0912169b435ca409defb9b3ad572a
64bit 10.0.10586.0 21.0 KB
MD5 7291e878adb7cd8d95bd6ab16d53aab9
SHA1 f8faddff03bd037e59493d67ad1e47baf270c070

How to choose the correct version of Wshelper.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Wshelper.dll file?

To repair the “wshelper.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the wshelper.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Wshelper.dll?

If putting the missing wshelper.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 wshelper.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Wshelper.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair wshelper.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of wshelper.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the wshelper.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your wshelper.dll errors and other issues.
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Method 3: Update drivers to restore missing .dll files

Driver updates for the Windows operating system, as well as for network adapters, monitors, printers, etc., can be independently downloaded and installed from the Windows Update Center or by using specialized utilities.

OPTION 1 - Automatic Device Drivers Update

Outbyte Driver Updater automatically updates drivers on Windows. Routine driver updates are now a thing of the past!
  • Step 1: Download the Outbyte Driver Updater
  • Step 2: Install the application
  • Step 3: Launch the app
  • Step 4: Driver Updater will scan your system for outdated and missing drivers
  • Step 5: Click Update to automatically update all drivers

OPTION 2 - Manually Update Device Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Taskbar' search box - write Device Manager - choose Device Manager
  • Step 2: Select a category to look at the devices' names - make right-click the one that needs to be updated
  • Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Step 4: Look at Update Driver, and select it
  • Step 5: Windows might not be able to find the new driver. In this case, the user can see the driver on the manufacturer's website, where all the necessary instructions are available

Method 4: Scan your PC for malware to fix wshelper.dll error

Sometimes wshelper.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Outbyte Antivirus

Outbyte products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Outbyte program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

Method 5: Fix Wshelper.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 6: Fix corrupted Wshelper.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix wshelper.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the wshelper.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of wshelper.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the wshelper.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and wshelper.dll error should be resolved.

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