shlwapi.dll – Repair & Free Download for Windows 7/8/XP/Vista

What is shlwapi.dll?
shlwapi.dll, also written as Shell Light-weight Utility Library, or shlwapi, is a shared library for shimgvw (shimgvw.dll) and spinstall.exe in computers installed with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP, including 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. DLL shlwapi.dll is associated with 350208 system files and most of them are used to execute software programs like Medieval II: Total War, WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 and Opera 11.11.

Symptoms of shlwapi.dll error:
When there is problem with file shlwapi.dll, your computer would have the following error symptoms:

  1. shlwapi.dll is missing, cannot find shlwapi.dll, can’t load shlwapi.dll
  2. shimgvw (shimgvw.dll) was not found
  3. shpafact (shpafact.dll) blue screen of death (BSOD)
  4. spinstall.exe is missing from your computer during Medieval II: Total War startup
  5. shlwapi.dll error in Windows startup and registry
  6. 2/two shimgvw (shimgvw.dll) in Task Manager and high CPU/Memory usage
  7. shlwapi.dll entry point not found when running Opera 11.11

How to fix and repair shlwapi.dll problems?
If shlwapi.dll error is not repaired as soon as possible, your computer would no longer work correctly. To resolve shlwapi.dll issue, you need shlwapi.dll file fixer. Wilfred Ostberg, a web traffic analysis expert from Livemocha, said a total of 7871235 shlwapi.dll solution requests since 7/13/2009 4:39:33 PM. He also mentioned the effective way to fix shlwapi.dll error is to use DLL Suite.

How to use DLL Suite to fix shlwapi.dll?
The idea behind DLL Suite is to make every DLL repair become easier, even common computer users can make this complicated work done with 3 mouse clicks. For the shlwapi.dll repair, what you need to do is to download DLL Suite, scan your computer and then repair shlwapi.dll problems.

The cause of shlwapi.dll error:
The data published by WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 shows why you got shlwapi.dll error is because of TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU infection. Mariano Ghazi, the leader in WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 antivirus center, said around 350208 computers were infected by TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU everyday. When TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU loads, it starts to download and install malware Program:Win32/Delf.AO from At the same time, TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU will collect private information from the affected machines and then upload these data to the remote server through electronic means.

TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU will close and delete itself after Program:Win32/Delf.AO installation. The most severe issue next is Program:Win32/Delf.AO will scan your computer, display around 7871235 false system errors and ask you to pay to clean them to fix shlwapi.dll problem. If you take these so-called recommended actions, you would receive shlwapi.dll blue screen of death during your system startup and Medieval II: Total War operation.

shlwapi.dll FAQs you might like:

Q: Can my WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 help fix shlwapi.dll problems?
A: If your WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 only removes and deletes TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU virus from shlwapi.dll, it would help fix shlwapi.dll error. But the real truth is most of the antivirus software programs not only remove shlwapi.dll virus, but also delete file shlwapi.dll. That is why you still get shlwapi.dll is missing error after TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU removal.

Q: Can I uninstall Program:Win32/Delf.AO to fix shlwapi.dll error?
A: If you got shlwapi.dll error after Program:Win32/Delf.AO installation, you can try software uninstalling to solve shlwapi.dll issue. But so far none of the computer users have the luck; this is because the DLL introduced by Program:Win32/Delf.AO re-writes shlwapi.dll and changes shlwapi.dll registry entries. That is why you see shlwapi.dll blue screen of death after registry cleanup by Program:Win32/Delf.AO.

Q: Can I upgrade Shell Light-weight Utility Library driver to stop shlwapi.dll blue screen on my Twinhead computer?
A: Updating Shell Light-weight Utility Library driver is the most used way to solve shlwapi.dll problem, but it is not a recommended workable solution, especially when there is error in shlwapi.dll associated file: spinstall.exe and shpafact (shpafact.dll). To determine if there is problem with both of these 2 files, you can use DLL Suite to scan your computer and check if they are listed in the scan results.

Q: Can I fix and install shlwapi.dll file manually?
A: The answer is absolutely YES and the whole process is easy. What you need to do is to:

    1. Retrieve shlwapi.dll from your system setup disk, another PC running the same system with yours, or through DLL Suite database.
    2. Save shlwapi.dll to C:WindowsSystem32System32
    3. Type regsvr32 shlwapi.dll and press Enter in CMD window

Q: Can I use DLL Suite to download shlwapi.dll file for free?
A: The answer is absolutely YES. DLL Suite not only helps fix shlwapi.dll problem automatically, but also allows its users to download shlwapi.dll for free. Since 7/13/2009 4:39:33 PM, a total of 7871235 shlwapi.dll downloads has been taken by DLL Suite users and 350208 of them chose the paid version to resolve shlwapi.dll issue automatically. To start shlwapi.dll download, please download DLL Suite and then take the recommended instruction on the software interface.

How to prevent shlwapi.dll error?
shlwapi.dll problems can arise due to many aspects, including TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU virus infection, malware Program:Win32/Delf.AO, antivirus WEBROOT SecureAnywhere? Essentials 2012 installation, missing spinstall.exe, out-of-date Shell Light-weight Utility Library driver, etc. To fix and prevent shlwapi.dll error, you can take the following methods:

  1. Keep your Shell Light-weight Utility Library driver up-to-date and all of your DLL versions are correct with DLL Suite. Download DLL Suite
  2. Clean up invalid registry keys of shlwapi.dll with UniOptimizer. Download UniOptimizer
  3. Keep your computer is TrojanDropper:Win32/Bagle.CU and Program:Win32/Delf.AO free by using anti-spyware Hit Malware. Download Hit Malware



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