How to get rid of the system32 VirusSometimes the system32 file may cloak a virus, e.g. BitDefender found Trojan.GenericKD.1962153, as well as F-Secure found Trojan.GenericKD.1962153. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with system32.exe
The system32.exe process is also known as Twain.dll Client's (Version 32-Bit Thunking Server) or, as the case may be, Photo Editor and is a part of WINDOWS32 or, as the case may be, Photo Editor. This software is produced by MICROSOFT (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Twain Working Group (www.twain.org). An obsolete or defective version of system32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Twain.dll Client's has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Twain.dll Client's 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)
- system32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module system32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about system32.exe Twain.dll Client's
system32.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. System32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 33,034 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 344,064 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). System32.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 41% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A system32.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 4,194,304 bytes. This system32 program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The system32 file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). The system32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. system32.exe 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.
- A system32.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 206,848 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This system32 program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A system32.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 372,910 bytes.
- A system32.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 301,333 bytes.
- A system32.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 694,784 bytes.
Attention: If you find system32.exe 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 system32?
|Backdoor.SdBot.aa checked with Kapersky online virus scanner installs itself in the registry: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell = "Explorer.exe C:\WINNT\System32\System32.exe" original entry is only "Explorer.exe" (further information...) (further information...) |
|I know that it Locks the Task manager, Regedit, and msconfig. It always replacces itself in the WINDOWS folder and so far, can't be deleted. |
|Itīs a part from a Virus or Worm! Must be deleted! I had problems with it. |
|Teil des PC Security Test 2005 |
|Very difficult so far to remove. |
Summary: 14 users judge system32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 10 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 16 users have already deleted system32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall WINDOWS32 or Photo Editor
To remove Twain.dll Client's 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 WINDOWS32 or Photo Editor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if system32.exe (Twain.dll Client's) 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 Twain.dll Client's. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Twain.dll Client's 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 system32.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.