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What is winhttp.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a protocol used to request and transmit files especially web pages and web services components over the Internet and/or other computer network. HTTP can be imposed on top of any other protocol on the Internet, or on other networks. This protocol only presumes a reliable vehicle for transport otherwise any protocol that provides such guarantees can be used.

The DLL winhttp.dll is an application supporting the Microsoft HTTP interface. Registered as a Microsoft Corporation program, the program file winhttp.dll was designed and developed to provide the client side of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol functions to server programs. The module winhttp.dll is a valid dynamic link library of files sourced by Windows operating system to enhance the HTTP services the program users avail of.

The winhttp.dll file is associated with the application WinINet. The WinINet is an HTTP Application Program Interface designed to allow the use of interactive message dialogs. The winhttp.dll module is the opposite of the module WinINet in such a way that it finds use in a non-interactive message dialogs used in service-based programs where no user interaction is required or needed. Being background DLL files, both modules are essential in the functions of Windows if and when the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is needed.

The winhttp.dll application can be accessed using either the Win32 API set or a COM interface. The winhttp.dll DLL version 5.1.2600.2180 is an Operating System level component of Windows 2000 SP3 except its Datacenter Server, Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. Like the WinINet, the winhttp.dll file references the underlying Sockets Interface and Emulator to tap the network systems of the Windows operating system.

Developed and maintained by Microsoft, the DLL winhttp.dll is embedded in the C:/ Windows/ system32 or C:/ Windows path of Windows application. The file winhttp.dll renders the Windows HTTP related applications unavailable when it is missing or inaccessible in the interface. Regular update of the program is recommended for maximized efficiency.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Windows operating system

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Microsoft Hyper text Transfer Protocol and WinINet.dll

Background DLL: Yes

Uses Network: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Windows or C:\ Windows\ system32

DLL Version: 5.1.2600.2180

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