The DL file extension is associated with the Masked Dynamic Link Libraries used by some anti-virus applications.
There are 2 other file types using
the DL file extension!
.dl - FLEXnet Manager debug log file
.dl - Zoo Tycoon 2 game file
Software that works with dl file extension
DL file extension - Masked Dynamic Link Library file
What is dl file? How to open dl files?
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The DL file extension is used by some anti-virus applications. Renamed or masked .dll dynamic link library file.
A file containing runtime routines for use with program files. This file is part of an application or Microsoft Windows. This file will be used by the application or Microsoft Windows. You can find who created this file by right clicking on the file, choosing Properties, and selecting the Version tab.
A dynamic-link library (DLL) is a module that contain functions and data that can be used by another module (application or DLL).
A DLL can define two kinds of functions: exported and internal. The exported functions are intended to be called by other modules, as well as from within the DLL where they are defined. Internal functions are typically intended to be called only from within the DLL where they are defined. Although a DLL can export data, its data is generally used only by its functions. However, there is nothing to prevent another module from reading or writing that address.
DLLs provide a way to modularize applications so that their functionality can be updated and reused more easily. DLLs also help reduce memory overhead when several applications use the same functionality at the same time, because although each application receives its own copy of the DLL data, the applications share the DLL code.
The Windows application programming interface (API) is implemented as a set of DLLs, so any process that uses the Windows API uses dynamic linking.
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Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .dl file extension
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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dl file - Masked Dynamic Link Library file
Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses dl file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).