I actually double checked, that one isn’t part of the re-distributable DLLs that MS provides as part of the Windows SDK that you’re legally allowed to distribute. So this smells like an anti-virus problem.
I’m very curious what they are using it for because in the code (a personal project) I have this is what I’m importing from it:
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-0.dll 140352628 Import Address Table 1404F32D8 Import Name Table 0 time date stamp 0 Index of first forwarder reference 7 CoCreateFreeThreadedMarshaler
But that would be an unusual thing to have in a game. Honestly they could just link directly to
ole32 which is the documented export for that and similar.