dssenh.dll is a dynamic link library file that the Windows operating system uses for Microsoft Enhanced DSS and Diffie-Hellman Cryptographic Provider. A Cryptographic Provider is a software library file that is used for the Cryptographic system programming interface Provider every time the dssenh.dll is loaded.
When the Windows operating system launches the dssenh.dll it starts the Cryptographic system programming interface Provider which is used for data signing and signature verification for programs. The Windows operating system only loads the dssenh.dll when the program is launched so that it can use data signing and signature verification for that program.
When a program is launched the dssenh.dll file will set certain restrictions on the loading and use of the program. This gives the Windows operating system time to make sure that the program is digitally sign and has a signature verification which makes sure the program is safe to use. If the Windows operating system is unable to make sure the program is digitally signed and has a signature verification the dssenh.dll will stop the program from running.
Microsoft gives digital signatures and signature verification to any program that will run with the Windows operating system that are safe.
Usually the dssenh.dll works fine but sometimes you may get an error message that will pop up on your screen stating that the dssenh.dll file is missing. When this error happens you will not be able to start any programs and possibly cause the Windows operating system to freeze and crash.
Listed below are three things that can cause an rsaenh.dll error and how to fix it.
The first reason that can cause a dssenh.dll error is if the file has become corrupt and is not working properly which will prevent the launch of the Cryptographic system programming interface Provider.
This can happen in two ways when harmful Malware infects your system files and damages the dssenh.dll file. The second way is if the Windows operating system gets infected by harmful Malware and becomes corrupt and damages the operating system.
Corrupt File Repair
To fix the corrupted dssenh.dll file or the corrupted Windows operating system and stop the error message you will need to run a registry cleaner to remove the Malware that has corrupted the dssenh.dll or the Windows operating system. This will remove the harmful Malware that has infected your system and remove the dssenh.dll error message. Sometimes you may also have to reinstall the Windows operating system over top the previous installation as the corruption may have damaged the operating system beyond repair.
It is also a good idea to run a registry cleaner not only to remove the dssenh.dll error from happening but to help remove other harmful Malware that can infect your system and damages vital system files but will also help your system perform better by speeding it up.
Scanning for Viruses
The third reason that can cause a dssenh.dll error is if a virus gets into the program and damages it so that it unable to load the dssenh.dll file. Making it impossible for the operating system to find a digital signature and get signature verification for that program. To fix this problem you will need to download and install a virus scanner to remove or quarantine the virus that has infected the program.