PSAPI.DLL and the Data Mine
It becomes very annoying to sit down at your computer and begin doing some serious work only to have the computer pop up an error something like ‘ required DLL file psapi.dll not found ‘ In desperation you reboot only to find that the popup error once again appears.
PSAPI.DLL is the Microsoft library that is generally used to collect processing information on Windows NT system and it must reside in the \SYSTEM32 directory of your computer.
The first thing you may want to do is uninstall a recently installed program. You may have just installed a newer version of the program, which just might require the newer PSAPI.DLL. Therefore, if you uninstall the program and try installing it again, the program may select the correct version.
Even though the computer appears to be functioning, the program may not initially have installed properly. The error message that appears may be indicating a corrupted psapi.dll file.
One of the major problems associated with this DLL is the VX2. VX2 is principally a data mining variety of spy ware that is used to monitors your computer activity and report them to another person. It is also capable of installing additional software on your machine without your knowledge. This annoying virus has an inclination to employ pop ups as well as other viruses. This program should be eliminated immediately. In this case, it can be very difficult to remove it completely from your operating system.
To remove VX2 consult an antivirus website. Due to the complex nature of the virus, you may have to download additional programs. After removing the virus, be sure to repair the psapi.dll Errors.