Troubleshoot Buddy.dll Issues (Free Download)

Last Updated: 11/29/2023
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buddy.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library file. It is most-commonly used in Trillian developed by Cerulean Studios. It uses the DLL file extension and is considered a Win32 DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file.

buddy.dll was first developed on 09/04/2019 for the Windows 10 Operating System in Trillian This file marks the latest update from Cerulean Studios, according to our records.

Below, you find comprehensive file information, instructions for simple DLL file troubleshooting, and list of free buddy.dll downloads for each available file version.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: buddy.dll
File Extension: DLL file extension
File Type: Dynamic Link Library
Description: Dynamic Link Library
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Trillian
Developer: Cerulean Studios
Software: Trillian
Software Version:
File Details
Entry Point: 0x0000
Code Size: 512

What are buddy.dll Error Messages?

Dynamic Link Library buddy.dll Errors

buddy.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like buddy.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like explorer.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Trillian) could share the same buddy.dll file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.

Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DLL file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when buddy.dll is attempted to be loaded either when Trillian is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common buddy.dll errors include:

Your buddy.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Trillian), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, buddy.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Trillian, system crash while loading buddy.dll, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix buddy.dll Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your buddy.dll issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the buddy.dll error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Trillian (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Trillian software.

You can uninstall Trillian software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Trillian and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Trillian software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.


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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many buddy.dll error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the buddy.dll error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your buddy.dll File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate buddy.dll file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free buddy.dll files for every applicable version of Trillian. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download buddy.dll Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Trillian folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\languages\en\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve buddy.dll problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download buddy.dll Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying buddy.dll to your appropriate Windows system directory. Cerulean Studios typically does not release Trillian DLL files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing buddy.dll and all other DLL files for Trillian. An incorrectly installed DLL file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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