What is the mfc42loc.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 mfc42loc.dll process is also known as MFC Language Specific Resources and is a part of Microsoft® Visual C. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mfc42loc.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MFC Language Specific Resources has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MFC Language Specific Resources 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)
- mfc42loc.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mfc42loc.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mfc42loc.dll MFC Language Specific Resources
mfc42loc.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file mfc42loc.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,248 bytes (60% of all these files), 45,056 bytes, 44,544 bytes or, as the case may be, 36,864 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 application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. mfc42loc.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 79% 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 mfc42loc.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 mfc42loc?
|velneo snmp program |
|This is a Microsoft module used by MFC for localization |
Summary: One user judges mfc42loc.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft® Visual C
To remove MFC Language Specific Resources 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 Microsoft® Visual C in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mfc42loc.dll (MFC Language Specific Resources) 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 MFC Language Specific Resources. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MFC Language Specific Resources 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 mfc42loc.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.