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Other problems with dfh32.dll
The dfh32.dll process is also known as Direct Folders and is a part of Direct Folders. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of dfh32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Direct Folders has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Direct Folders has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- dfh32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dfh32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dfh32.dll Direct Folders
dfh32.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file dfh32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 73,728 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This dfh32.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Dfh32.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The dfh32 file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It does not supply any version information or other description. Dfh32.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 82% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find dfh32.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about dfh32?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Direct Folders
To remove Direct Folders from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Direct Folders in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if dfh32.dll (Direct Folders) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Direct Folders. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Direct Folders or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or dfh32.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.