Process name: NT Layer DLL

Application using this process: Windows NT


Process name: NT Layer DLL

Application using this process: Windows NT


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Process name: NT Layer DLL

Application using this process: Windows NT

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What is ntdll.dll doing on my computer?

ntdll.dll is a module that contains NT system functions. The ntdll.dll file is a file created by Microsoft that has a description of "NT Layer DLL" and is the file that contains NT kernel functions.

This file is located in the c:\windows\system32 or c:\winnt\system32 directory and can also be found in the c:\i386 directory.

This file has been flagged as a critical security risk in the Microsoft security bulletin MS03-07 dated March 17, 2003. If you have all the latest updates for your version of Windows you should not be affected by this security risk.

The ntdll.dll file included with Microsoft Windows is not spyware, a trojan, or a virus. However, like any file on your computer it can become corrupted by a virus or trojan. antivirus programs can detect and clean this file if it has become infected. Because this file is part of Windows users should never delete or remove this file if they think it is infected, let the antivirus program handle it.

Users who are encountering an error with this file while in Microsoft Internet Explorer can often resolve the issue by removing any third-party add-ons.

ntdll.dll is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed. Check your system now to identify unused processes that are slowing down your computer.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is ntdll.dll harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
ntdll.dll is a safe process

Can I stop or remove ntdll.dll?

Since ntdll.dll is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly. Scan Windows processes now to identify unused processes that are affecting your PC’s performance.

Is ntdll.dll CPU intensive?

This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss. To protect your computer from CPU manipulation, we recommend that you SpeedUpMyPC’s Speed Tools to effectively improve your PC’s performance.

Why is ntdll.dll giving me errors?

System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC. Consider uninstalling any applications you are not using and using SpeedUpMyPC to scan your system for unused process and services.

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