What is the 7-zip32.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The 7-zip32.dll process is also known as 7-Zip Shell Extension and is a part of 7-Zip. This software is produced by Igor Pavlov (www.7-zip.org). An obsolete or defective version of 7-zip32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- 7-Zip Shell Extension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 7-Zip Shell Extension has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 7-zip32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 7-zip32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 7-zip32.dll 7-Zip Shell Extension
7-zip32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. 7-zip32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,176 bytes (37% of all these files), 56,320 bytes, 49,152 bytes or, as the case may be, 54,272 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. It does not supply any version information or other description. The 7-zip32 file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. 7-zip32.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves 7-zip32.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about 7-zip32?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall 7-Zip
To remove 7-Zip Shell Extension from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate 7-Zip in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if 7-zip32.dll (7-Zip Shell Extension) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of 7-Zip Shell Extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for 7-Zip Shell Extension or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or 7-zip32.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.