What is ‘SysMenu.dll’? Is it virus? What is ‘SysMenu.dll error’ in Windows 10?
If you are facing ‘SysMenu.dll error Windows 10’ problem in the middle of your work on Windows computer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘SysMenu.dll’: SysMenu.dll is ad-supported program or adware that displays advertisements, coupons and popup ads on the website you are visiting. Usually, these advertisements displayed on websites are unsafe and clicking ads or popups may lead to severe privacy issues, malware infections in computer or even identity theft. In sort, SysMenu.dll is unsafe program and if your computer is causing error due to this file/program, you should try to remove it in order to fix the error.
Ads by SysMenu.dll program can infect your main browser including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and other browsers. In some cases, this file is distributed through bundle of free software that is available free on the websites. If you install such software, it can trigger some error like SysMenu.dll error in your Windows 10 computer. Let’s take a look at some common SysMenu.dll errors.
Some common SysMenu.dll error:
- Rundll sysmenu.dll is missing.
- There was a problem starting sysmenu.dll.
- dll not found.
- dll error in Windows 10, 7, 8.1, Vista, XP.
- There was a problem starting “C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\sysmenu.dll The specified module could not be found
The possible reason behind this error can be malware or viruses attack in computer, SysMenu.dll file is missing or not placed it correct location, corrupted system files or registry and other reasons. This error can be occurred if you have accidently deleted SysMenu.dll file or move the file from its correct location. In such case, you can place or relocate the file in correct location in order to fix the issue.
Corruption in system files or registry can be resolved by Windows 10 built-in SFC Scan tool while if the error is caused by malware or viruses infection in computer, then you can try ‘PC Repair Tool’ offers you to remove infections in computer and resolve PC issues as well. Let’s go for the solution.
How to fix SysMenu.dll error Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘SysMenu.dll error’ using ‘PC Repair Tool’
‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy & quick way to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 2: Remove SysMenu.dll file using ‘Registry Editor’
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘regedit’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘Ok’ to open ‘Registry Editor’
Step 2: In ‘Registry Editor’, navigate to following path in left pane
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run
Step 3: Now, in right pane, find and delete SysMenu.dll values if you see under this location. Once done, check if the error is resolved.
Method 2: Run System scan for malware or viruses with some powerful antivirus software
You can also try to remove and fix SysMenu.dll error by running system scan for malware or viruses with some powerful antivirus software. You can try ‘PC Repair Tool’ feature to find and remove malware infections in computer. You can get the tool through ‘Method 1’. You can also try Windows 10 built-in Windows Defender antivirus and remove the infections using this tool.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App and go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Scan Options’
Step 2: Choose ‘Full Scan’ option and click on ‘Scan Now’ button to scan your computer for malware or viruses. Full System Scan will take few hours to complete. Wait to finish and once done, check if the error is resolved.
Method 3: Try removing ‘SysMenu.dll’ file from ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\’ path
You can also try to fix the error by removing ‘SysMenu.dll’ file from ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\’ path. To do so, open ‘File Explorer’ and navigate this path, and find and delete ‘SysMenu.dll’ file inside the opened folder and check if the error is resolved.
Method 4: Perform Clean Boot in Windows 10
If the error is still persist, you can try to fix the issue by performing Clean Boot. This way, you can find out those applications that are causing error.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘msconfig’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘OK’ button to open ‘System Configuration’ window
Step 2: In the opened window, click on ‘Services’ tab, tick ‘Hide all Microsoft Services’ checkbox, and hit ‘Disable All’ button
Step 3: Now, click on ‘Startup’ tab and click on ‘Open Task Manager’ link to open Task Manager. In ‘Task Manager’ under ‘Startup’ tab, right-click on each item one-by-one and select ‘Disable’. Once all items disabled, close Task Manager and back to ‘System Configuration’ window
Step 4: Click on ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ button to save the changes and restart your computer, and after restart, check if error is resolved.
Method 5: Uninstall problematic software/programs
This error can also be appeared due to some third-party applications or freeware installed in your computer. You can find and remove problematic applications in computer in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 and go to ‘Apps > Apps & Features’
Step 2: Find and select the program that is causing the error, and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall process.
Step 3: Restart your computer once finished uninstall, and check if the error is resolved.
Method 6: Remove SysMenu.dll error using Autoruns
You can also try to remove SysMenu.dll error by using Microsoft Autoruns Tool – enumerates all programs that automatically start on Windows machine. You can then examine this list of programs to see if they should be running or should be disabled.
Step 1: Open your browser and visit ‘Microsoft Official website’ to download ‘Autoruns Tool’
Step 2: Once downloaded, run ‘Autoruns.exe’ from downloaded setup file.
Step 3: Once scanning process finished, go to ‘Scheduled Tasks’ tab and find ‘Yellow highlighted image’ paths which end with ‘SysMenu.dll’ file, delete the file if you see inside the ‘Scheduled Tasks’
Step 3: Now, find and delete SysMenu.dll inside ‘Everything’ tab in ‘Autoruns Tool’
Step 4: Once done, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
Method 7: Relocate SysMenu.dll file
This error is appeared if SysMenu.dll file is not in correct location in computer. You can relocate the file in correct folder in your computer in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Open ‘File Explorer’ and navigate to following path
C:\Windows.old\Program Files\Common Files\System\
Step 2: Find and copy the SysMenu.dll file
Step 3: Now, paste the file into following path
C:\Program Files (x86)\
Step 4: Once done, please check if the error is resolved.
Method 8: Run SFC Scan tool in Windows 10
Corrupted system files can cause this type of error. You can repair system files by using Windows build-in SFC Scan tool.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’
Step 2: Type ‘sfc /scannow’ command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute
Step 3: Once executed, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
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