How to get rid of the fio32 VirusSometimes the fio32 file may cloak a virus, e.g. Kaspersky found Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.cgk or, as the case may be, Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.buq, as well as TrendMicro found WORM_KOOBFACE.GL or, as the case may be, WORM_KOOBFACE.JK. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with fio32.dll
The file does not include any description of the product itself or any copyright information. The process appears in Windows Task Manager as fioo32 (fioo32). An obsolete or defective version of fio32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- fioo32 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fioo32 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)
- fio32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fio32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fio32.dll fioo32
fio32.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Fio32.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,688 bytes (64% of all these files), 51,200 bytes or, as the case may be, 53,760 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This fio32.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. fio32.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, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find fio32.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about fio32?
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 unknown
To remove fioo32 from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if fio32.dll (fioo32) 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 fioo32. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for fioo32 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 fio32.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.