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How to get rid of the system32 Virus

Sometimes the system32 file may cloak a virus, e.g. F-Secure found Trojan.GenericKD.1962153, as well as Avast found MSIL:GenMalicious-ALP [Trj]. 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 IDvDFolderView (Version 2012-09-09) or, as the case may be, WINDOWS and is a part of Folder View 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:

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What you should know about system32.exe IDvDFolderView

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.
The system32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 41% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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...)
Martin Gwosdz
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.
Vincent C
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 Folder View or Photo Editor

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

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Folder View or Photo Editor in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if system32.exe (IDvDFolderView) 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 IDvDFolderView. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IDvDFolderView 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.

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