What is ZONELIB.DLL and how to fix it?

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What is ZONELIB.DLL?

Microsoft Corporation develops a file called ZoneLib.dll. The file is used by the MSN Gaming zone software. It is secured by prompt security updates from the initial developer. The file is part of the Zone RT library and the scan reports confirm that it is safe. The level of the threat is 0.

ZoneLib.dll is located in C:\Program Files\msn gaming zone\zonelib.dll. The DLL file has a total size of 56,3 kilobytes. The most recent version of the record file is 6.01.506.1. The program is a non-system process and the file can be uninstalled if infected with malware or virus without affecting the performance of the windows operating system.

You can see which CPU, memory, disk and network usage causes the ZoneLib.dll module process in the Windows Task Manager.

How to check if ZONELIB.DLL malware is affected on your computer?

If your system is affected by ZONELIB.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  1. ZONELIB.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  2. Erratic internet connection
  3. Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  4. Computer screen freezes
  5. PC’s processing speed suffers
  6. You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\windows\system32 you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to Fix ZONELIB.DLL Errors?

Step 1: Use Microsoft Register Server to manually register ZONELIB.DLL

When you install software that uses the ZONELIB.DLL dependency, the software should automatically register the file for you. In some cases your DLL file may not register properly, and as a result, will provide a “ZONELIB.DLL not registered” error. Fortunately, you can use a built-in utility called “Microsoft Register Server” (regsvr32.exe) to re-register your ZONELIB.DLL file.

How to re-register ZONELIB.DLL from a command prompt?

  1. Click the button Start.
  2. In the search box type “command “… and do not Hit ENTER!
  3. Hit ENTER by holding the CTRL-Shift keys.
  4. A permission dialog box will be prompted.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Enter regsvr32/u ZONELIB.DLL, type the following command.
  7. Hit Enter to make the file UN-REGESTER.
  8. Type the command following: ZONELIB.DLL regsvr32/i.
  9. Hit ENTER, This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  10. Close the prompt window for command.
  11. Restart the ZONELIB.DLL error re-launched program.

Step 2: Remove or Restore the file ZONELIB.DLL from Recycle Bin

This may seem like an obvious or ridiculous step, but you may have accidentally deleted your ZONELIB.DLL. Therefore, it should be checked to see if your recycle bin is there.

  1. Just double-click on the bin icon for recycling.
  2. Look for ZONELIB.DLL in the upper right corner.
  3. If ZONELIB.DLL file appears in the search results, select it, and move it to the following directory:
    1. Windows 95/98/Me = C:\Windows\System32\
    2. Windows NT/2000 = C:\Windows\System32\
    3. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 = C:\Windows\System32\
    4. 64-bit Windows = C:\Windows\System32\
    5. After moving your ZONELIB.DLL file, restart your computer.

Step 4: Drive your computer’s full malware scan

You are likely to experience a malware infection on your PC with your ZONELIB.DLL error. These intruders can damage DLL- related files, corrupt them, or remove them. In addition, the ZONELIB.DLL error that you experience might be related to a malicious program component itself.

Step 5: PC Driver updates

Fixed or updated device drivers may be linked to ZONELIB.DLL errors. Drivers can work one day and, for a variety of reasons, suddenly stop working the next day. The good news is that the device driver can often be updated to fix the DLL issue.

Searching for the exact driver for your hardware device, including directly from Microsoft or its affiliated manufacturers, may be extremely difficult. So, we recommend getting them fix through above steps.

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Last Updated On January 31, 2019
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