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Windows Socket 32-Bit DLL

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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for wsock32.dll file, or a way to fix the “wsock32.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the wsock32.dll file as well.

What is Wsock32.dll?

Wsock32.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 Wsock32.dll used for?

Wsock32.dll file, also known as Windows Socket 32-Bit DLL, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the wsock32.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Wsock32.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause wsock32.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the wsock32.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common wsock32.dll errors include:

  • “wsock32.dll is missing”
  • “wsock32.dll error loading”
  • “wsock32.dll crash”
  • “wsock32.dll was not found”
  • “wsock32.dll could not be located”
  • “wsock32.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point wsock32.dll error”
  • “Cannot find wsock32.dll”
  • “Cannot register wsock32.dll”
wsock32.dll - System Error The program can`t start because wsock32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Wsock32.dll missing error?

If the “wsock32.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 wsock32.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 Wsock32.dll

Search through available versions of wsock32.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

Wsock32.dll, 17 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
64bit 6.3.9600.17415 17.0 KB
MD5 526664f025a2072f316d1e3b7fcbe532
SHA1 b64b42912a95e5b80ceaaf8f8a56c011e66538d5
32bit 6.3.9600.17415 16.0 KB
MD5 96dde4973f177c470caf5b24ffd4d1e9
SHA1 fcb0e7b929e77590dd1102b4294af03677328c69
32bit 6.3.9600.16384 15.5 KB
MD5 3510bdeccbccfc97a5238be65ce1ec42
SHA1 88bae50f290028c5dc9ce8e0ca2a7d1ae31a8320
64bit 6.3.9600.16384 17.0 KB
MD5 bea61bac330230d3b1340f29a2312dd2
SHA1 7716270dfb3fb7cf46f3800493c9f257891df75d
32bit 6.2.9200.16384 15.5 KB
MD5 a2b03204078bbb32cdd3af779717fcc4
SHA1 5ef5aabd73e6702fef901c25fb499c97dc23c220
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 15.0 KB
MD5 df13a51a5c591887d2ec6ae64ceed0fa
SHA1 78d41b4450c8422b9028c524572fca28fd9e59a5
64bit 6.0.6001.18000 18.0 KB
MD5 ba019c21dac7cac193c93e86b9f2f3cb
SHA1 dfd604814005baf199dc04b3ad77980a92c7a20a
32bit 6.0.6001.18000 15.0 KB
MD5 e582816a4855914deffc212e12b3b744
SHA1 d80ad5ced49bd62e4927d5f3813ef12669c6a846
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 22.0 KB
MD5 67156d5a9ac356dc99d7bccb388e3316
SHA1 42e1c04ce06976a15d87a8b9c8c8f2475ff90c2b
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 24.0 KB
MD5 ad17c46814f2919e3b029c2c544fe779
SHA1 2f0b0388a238b2c5462d99bc33c522e4c5e8530a
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 24.0 KB
MD5 edbbf6ab3ce6bfacd3496f2712cc8711
SHA1 d3488779045078fd541fa12a50374c0beab65d1d
32bit 65.0 KB
MD5 ed1415d5820dde5bdb892caf6bfed0ad
SHA1 af0859df19ceaed31acdf5567fc01a9aa82f215a
64bit 10.0.17134.1 18.0 KB
MD5 2afbb671a865f43c0476d685dc77b4df
SHA1 233125ad8fd18a65d5939b80160ce3e5c19c0184
32bit 10.0.14393.0 16.0 KB
MD5 7bc233f49c60b2fc6869b05318c02d64
SHA1 d090938c5e2c05879c0c577f828e4d1e84b14dbc
64bit 10.0.14393.0 18.0 KB
MD5 9471d5e2fedf5552440bf935143dfab0
SHA1 6e74272c876a212113a2ee34824a9460255b2ca1
64bit 10.0.10586.0 18.0 KB
MD5 607561f6c198fffa8f870341b9271d1d
SHA1 649f32b365d4c68e5ea4925122e543f35e57c5d0
32bit 10.0.10586.0 16.0 KB
MD5 6f4c84e69a57c57eeb3a4150cf41e1f5
SHA1 a4c5360051dfae2c4e01b75301d588192c16f9a1

How to choose the correct version of Wsock32.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 Wsock32.dll file?

To repair the “wsock32.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the wsock32.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Wsock32.dll?

If putting the missing wsock32.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 wsock32.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Wsock32.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair wsock32.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of wsock32.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the wsock32.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 wsock32.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 wsock32.dll error

Sometimes wsock32.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 Wsock32.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 Wsock32.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix wsock32.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the wsock32.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 wsock32.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 wsock32.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 wsock32.dll error should be resolved.

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