What is the dgapi.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The dgapi.dll process is also known as DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library or, as the case may be, DgApi x86 and is a part of Digital Guardian. This software is produced by Verdasys (www.verdasys.com). An obsolete or defective version of dgapi.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library 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)
- dgapi.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dgapi.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dgapi.dll DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library
dgapi.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file dgapi.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 282,624 bytes (50% of all these files), 286,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,077,448 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. The dgapi 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. This dgapi program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Dgapi.dll is capable of log keyboard entries, supervise programs, Change the behavior of other applications as well as connect to the Internet. For this reason, 62% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves dgapi.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about dgapi?
|Blocks some programs. Does not allow some programs to run. |
|does not show in windows explore, but debugger can see this dll is loaded in many process. |
|Its corp spyware and kills roboform |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted dgapi.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Digital Guardian
To remove DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Digital Guardian in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dgapi.dll (DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library) 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 DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DgApiMon Dynamic Link Library 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 dgapi.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.