Urlmon.dll not found or missing error appears on a computer due to missing or corrupted urlmon.dll file. You can find below the steps to fix Urlmon.dll is missing or not found error in Windows computers.
What is Urlmon.dll File
Urlmon.dll is a valid Microsoft file used by the Windows operating system to load the “Object Linking and Embedding” library on your Computer.
The “Object Linking and Embedding” Library basically contains a set of files and settings that can be used by various programs running on your PC to perform functions like printing, hyperlinking and other functions.
Urlmon.dll and other DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files exist outside the software application and are only called into play whenever the programs make a request for a functionality.
For example, a DLL file connecting Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other programs to printing function is not loaded into the RAM, until the user makes a request to print a page.
Urlmon.dll Is Missing or Not Found Error
The most common types of Urlmon.dll error messages as reported by users on a Windows computer are the following:
- Urlmon.dll not found
- The file urlmon.dll is missing
- Urlmon.dll Access Violation
- Cannot register urlmon.dll
- Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\urlmon.dll
While in most cases Urlmon.dll error appears due to missing or corrupted DLL files, this error can also be caused by malware or corrupted registry and system files.
You should be able to fix Urlmon.dll error on your computer using methods as provided below.
1. Re-register Urlmon.dll
In most cases, urlmon.dll is missing or not found error can be fixed by re-registering the urlmon.dll file.
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin) option.
On the Command Prompt window, type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and hit the enter key.
Once the command is executed, Restart your computer and see if you can load webpages, without encountering Urlmon.dll is missing error on your computer.
2. Install Windows Updates
Microsoft often comes up with new service packs and patches to replace or update DLL files on your computer. Hence, make sure that your computer is updated to the latest version of Windows.
Click on the Start button > Settings Icon > Updates & Security.
On the next screen, click on Windows Update in the side menu and then click on Check for Updates button.
Wait for Windows to check for available updates and install them on your computer.
3. Check System Files
As mentioned above, Urlmon.dll errors can also be caused by corrupted system files. You can confirm this by making use of Windows File checker program.
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt Admin option in the menu that appears.
On the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press the enter key.
Wait for Windows to check corrupted files on your computer. In case any errors are detected, you can use the DISM command to repair corrupted system files on your computer (See next method).
4. Repair System Image Using DISM
The DISM command can be used to fix missing or corrupted system files on your computer.
Open Command prompt and type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
The DISM scan can take about 15 to 20 minutes to be competed and it checks for Windows component store corruption and restores good health.
Make sure that you restart your computer after the DISM scan is completed.
5. Scan Computer for Malware
Even if you are able to fix Urlmon.dll not found error using any of the above methods, it is a good idea to scan your computer for malware using Norton Antivirus or any other Antivirus program installed on your computer.
You can also make use of Windows Defender Offline tool to scan and remove harmful programs from your computer.