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What does the inetd32.exe file do?

The inetd32.exe process is also known as Windows Inet Daemon or, as the case may be, Inet Daemon for Windows (Version NT4/2000) and is a part of Hummingbird Shared Components for Win32 or, as the case may be, InetD. This software is produced by Hummingbird Communications (connectivity.opentext.com). An obsolete or defective version of inetd32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about inetd32.exe Windows Inet Daemon

inetd32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Inetd32.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 25,600 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 36,864 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The inetd32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 52% 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 inetd32.exe. 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 inetd32?

Found this explanation: "Hummingbird Inetd has the advanced ability to conserve PC resources by listening for connection requests and launching server daemons"
Program is Hummingbird Network Neighbourhood, often loaded on Corporate PCs (further information...)
Hummingbird offers a suite of programs including X-Windows programs for Unix, they are used for connecting to Unix servers and Windows based servers.
Bill McElhannon

Summary: 4 users judge inetd32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Hummingbird Shared Components for Win32 or InetD

inetd32.exe Windows Inet Daemon fix

To remove Windows Inet Daemon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Hummingbird Shared Components for Win32 or InetD in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if inetd32.exe (Windows Inet Daemon) 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 Windows Inet Daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Inet Daemon 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 inetd32.exe 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.

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