Gcapi.dll: What Is It & How to Remove It

This DLL file is associated with legitimate software and it's safe

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Key notes

  • You can remove the DLL file by uninstalling the program or manually.
  • It’s possible to remove it with Command Prompt as well.
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There are many DLL files running on the system, and many have reported gcapi.dll. Of course, users are curious about it, so in this guide, we’ll try to demystify it.

What is Gcapi.dll?

Gcapi.dll is a Dynamic Link Library file that runs as a part of the Google Chrome web browser and stands for Cloud API. Further, this file can also be attributed to Anydesk.

How can I remove Gcapi.dll from my PC?

Before proceeding with the steps below, back up your system since removing DLL files can cause stability issues.

1. Uninstall Chrome / Anydesk

  1. Press the Windows + I key to open the Windows Settings app.
  2. Select Apps from the Settings menu and select Installed apps.
  3. Navigate to Anydesk / Chrome, click on the options, then select Uninstall from the context menu.
  4. Reinstall the Chrome browser on your computer.
  5. Restart your PC and check if the file still exists.

2. End the task for the Gcapi.dll process

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Task Manager from the menu.
  2. Go to the Processes tab. Select the Gcapi.dll from the list, right-click on it, then click End Task from the drop-down menu.
  3. Right-click on Gcapi.dll in the Task Manager and select Open file location from the context menu.
  4. In the file location in Windows Explorer, right-click on the file and select Delete from the context menu.
  5. Restart your PC.

3. Reset the HP desktop via the Command Prompt

  1. Left-click the Start button, type the command prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  2. Click Yes on the User Account Control prompt.
  3. Copy and paste the following command and press Enter: systemreset -factoryreset
  4. Now you should be able to see the traditional reset window on your screen.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your PC.

Running the above command option will trigger the traditional Windows 11 Reset dialog box from Command Prompt, allowing you to select your preferred option. This also helps when deleting OCSetupHlp.dll.

In conclusion, you may be interested in our article about Psapi.dll missing error and how to quickly fix it on Windows 11. Also, we have a comprehensive guide on Dnsapi.dll not found and ways to resolve the error.

If you have further questions or suggestions regarding this guide, kindly drop them in the comments section.

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