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Process name: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Messages

Product: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: xpsp3res.dll


The "DLL" name extension on this module indicates it is a Dynamic Link Library which is an executable file that cannot be called directly, but only from within other Microsoft Windows executable files. This library file stores graphical and text resources needed by routines within Microsoft Windows XP. These resources are icons, cursors, dialog boxes, HTML related strings, and messages. The resources in this DLL may have been introduced during fixes issued by Microsoft to Windows XP at almost any time since Service Pack 2 was released, because a Microsoft Service Pack is simply a massive recapitulation of "hotfixes" and other fixes issued since the previous SP. This filename can be found included in multiple download files released for Microsoft updates, or for software packages such as the Network Diagnostics for Windows XP, but the version number of the file may be different from one update release to the next because Windows XP will keep looking to this library file for resources but Microsoft may have added or altered resources gradually during the updating process. The file version number associated with the actual release of Service Pack 3 would therefore be the most recent.

This file has occasionally been involved in messages issued during failures to install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, which appeared to be due to an error in the installer, which could not put "xpsp3res.dll" into "C:\Windows\system32\mui\0414\", because it had created "mui" and "0414" as files with no name extensions, (such as ".dll"), not as subdirectories. This happened for other files installed by Service Pack 3 in other subdirectories also. The matter was able to be resolved by renaming the unwanted files as "mui.old" and "0414.old", in this case, so that they could be properly re-created as subdirectories. Before downloading or installing Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, the user should be advised that Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP as of March 2014. If you want a detailed security rating about your xpsp3res.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/xpsp3res.dll.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of xpsp3res.dll: based on 29 votes. Read also the 13 reviews.

  • 2942 users ask for this file. 12 users rated it as not dangerous. 7 users rated it as neutral. 6 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about xpsp3res.dll:
well i have purchased a legit copy of windowsxp before having a pirated version.. and i've noticed this sp3 Messages .dll file, anyway... I'm not sure what it does, here's some information on it in. 5.1.2600.2906 -- 5.1.2600.2906 (xpsp.060511-0000) xpsp3res.dll -- it wont let me end it task Edward P.
It seems to hold Windows XP SP3 resources for windows. When opened in Resource Hacker, there is nothing but several string tables and data entries.
res hacker or somthing from toolbar theme i think me
Just what I've read on other more ACCURATE Websites, Like MS! My rating is for your article! 0-ZERO Para
Aparently it is just a place holder file for future service pack updates Ales
 See also: Link
it apears in windows firewall extentions without notice. and in task manager t 2! i have removed it from task manager and it turn on again! i have also deleted it from firewall extentions dimo
Part of Windows XP build 5.1.2600.2906 Nightblade
This DLL is related to the Network Diagnostics for Windows XP  See also: Link Pedro Merced
This is for the next Service pack 3. I think it is as an "updater" MDB
Empty registry entry found in XP SP3, like this in the registry %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe, Under key MenuText is says, wait for it, @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 which is a none existent file here Tim C
Windows XP - Netzwerkdiagnose  See also: Link Monja
connecting nokia n73 MA CHAVADA

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