Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4)

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


WSHTCPIP.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 WSHTCPIP.DLL used for?

WSHTCPIP.DLL file, also known as Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4), is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the wshtcpip.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is WSHTCPIP.DLL is missing error mean?

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

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

Other common wshtcpip.dll errors include:

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

How to fix WSHTCPIP.DLL missing error?

If the “wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.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 WSHTCPIP.DLL

Search through available versions of wshtcpip.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

WSHTCPIP.DLL, 14 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
64bit 6.3.9600.17415 12.0 KB
MD5 5496d67e9b7a3ef4d50ca027f7294c4b
SHA1 bdbf5c50ad380dcbd18e4b3f5b343e31e8b9680d
32bit 6.3.9600.17415 10.0 KB
MD5 f7283e5352878f580582441842f59fc1
SHA1 f95ee7ddac3db6832ae5945dd2ccd8f4261d51ee
64bit 6.3.9600.16384 12.0 KB
MD5 0b5b35f13e41b9ae428c1cab89266377
SHA1 0765f8d79093d1c2c4c53512d46f590a68cd45ba
32bit 6.3.9600.16384 10.0 KB
MD5 a8049a9019d1de225a9ba653dd9eb5f5
SHA1 c621ea89e2c9541b8ac95a0c18887e0bb2d0569a
32bit 6.2.9200.16384 9.5 KB
MD5 5719ff26e947ec345e62d24c86bc317b
SHA1 262f5e020d14b087f44e6345b173cc18b999f890
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 9.0 KB
MD5 ee5c8e27c37b79cb54a2fceeed2dc262
SHA1 2ec59eac674debb4b42061f0f9b36e47c2e04920
32bit 6.0.6001.18000 9.0 KB
MD5 22cfaeb9172f5f198048401485cd0571
SHA1 8a4c376a1e6a20e002ca49d661bf2b78beb38cbc
64bit 6.0.6001.18000 12.5 KB
MD5 253607d6c54a1604436f08e67cced044
SHA1 2e7484b9bb0ec83bcb3d8c9ca771253b902b46e2
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 19.0 KB
MD5 7e310a46131348c71c4dd46dee959e6d
SHA1 8d24203f828669e69330f0d6a8747cfbe60e050c
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 19.5 KB
MD5 38b2060daedcf1922fea17c2056d70a2
SHA1 0df149b654dcaa632a52106c7e3d00ae95522447
32bit 10.0.14393.0 10.5 KB
MD5 2ae0f11878e861fba3465284a630972a
SHA1 f1707a2ba9b1b672dd1b93f6c69642d3f068e24d
64bit 10.0.14393.0 12.5 KB
MD5 89c16bcd53f72a59184dbdc02dbb63f6
SHA1 064c18dccdfc3a88738eac8e717d0a883f0948cd
64bit 10.0.10586.0 12.5 KB
MD5 306f353ad2efdc800512384bb8790de5
SHA1 8af936c176bae0ebeb9f4397dd088c46cee418c1
32bit 10.0.10586.0 10.5 KB
MD5 b6b632a9c35ea54639dc6b4e02856aac
SHA1 b34bb13250363cdd9e90a2cf4c181191159af79d

How to choose the correct version of WSHTCPIP.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 WSHTCPIP.DLL file?

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

How to register WSHTCPIP.DLL?

If putting the missing wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing WSHTCPIP.DLL error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair wshtcpip.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of wshtcpip.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.dll error

Sometimes wshtcpip.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 WSHTCPIP.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 WSHTCPIP.DLL file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix wshtcpip.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.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 wshtcpip.dll error should be resolved.

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