What is the wipext.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 wipext.dll process is also known as Wipext Module and is a part of Ace Utilities. This software is produced by Acelogix Software (www.acelogix.com). An obsolete or defective version of wipext.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Wipext Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Wipext Module 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)
- wipext.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wipext.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wipext.dll Wipext Module
wipext.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file wipext.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 111,256 bytes (30% of all these files), 112,864 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
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. It 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 wipext.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. For this reason, 64% 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 wipext.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.
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|Part of Ace Utilities from AceLogix Software |
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How to uninstall Ace Utilities
To remove Wipext Module 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 Ace Utilities in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wipext.dll (Wipext Module) 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 Wipext Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Wipext Module 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 wipext.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.