The initpki.dll is a dynamic link library file that the Windows operating system uses for Windows crypto system and is used for signatures and encryption.
Signatures verify that the program is safe to use and will give certain restrictions on the loading and use of that program.
Encryption is a way of hiding important information in a file from other people and cannot be decrypted without the password. The Windows operating system will load the initpki.dll file every time a program is started to make sure it has the proper signatures stating that it’s safe to use or Windows will not load it.
The Windows operating system will also load initpki.dll every time you encrypt or decrypt a file without the initpki.dll it would be impossible to encrypt or decrypt files. So every time the Windows operating system calls for the initpki.dll file it must be found in the system folder or it will not look for signatures and encryption.
Usually the initpki.dll works fine but sometimes you may get an error message that will pop up on your screen saying the initpki.dll file is missing.
This is never a good error to see as it can make programs unusable because without the initpki.dll file you would not be able to launch any programs and cause the Windows operating system to freeze and crash.
Listed below are two things that can cause an initpki.dll error and how to fix it.
The first reason that can cause an initpki.dll error is if the file has become corrupt and will not launch the Windows cryptosystem and stop it from looking for signatures and encryption. This can happens when harmful Malware infects your system files and damages the initpki.dll file.
To fix the corrupted initpki.dll file and stop the error message you will need to run a registry cleaner to remove the Malware that has corrupted the initpki.dll. This will remove the harmful Malware that has infected your system and remove the initpki.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 file 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.
The second reason that can cause an initpki.dll error is if a virus gets in the program that the Windows operating system looking for signatures or encryption and becomes damaged and could not find the initpki.dll file which would make it impossible for the operating system to find a signature or encryption for any programs.
To fix this problem you will need to download and install a virus scanner to remove or quarantines the virus that has infected the program.
It is now is a good idea to run a virus scanner not only to remove a corrupt file but stopped any chance of a virus infection to vital system files or programs installed on your system.