What is the mfc90enu.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 mfc90enu.dll process is also known as MFC Language Specific Resources and is a part of Microsoft Visual C (Version 2008 Redistributable) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Visual Studio (Version 2008). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mfc90enu.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)
- mfc90enu.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mfc90enu.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mfc90enu.dll MFC Language Specific Resources
mfc90enu.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mfc90enu.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,584 bytes (50% of all these files), 53,568 bytes or, as the case may be, 56,832 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. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. Mfc90enu.dll does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. mfc90enu.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, 67% 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 mfc90enu.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 mfc90enu?
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 Microsoft Visual C or Microsoft Visual Studio
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 or Microsoft Visual Studio in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mfc90enu.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 mfc90enu.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.