What does the twunk_32.exe file do?
The twunk_32.exe process is also known as Twain.dll Client's (Version 32-Bit Thunking Server) and is a part of Twain Thunker or, as the case may be, go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lin. This software is produced by Twain Working Group (www.twain.org). An obsolete or defective version of twunk_32.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)
- twunk_32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module twunk_32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about twunk_32.exe Twain.dll Client's
The original twunk_32.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. Twunk_32.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 31,232 bytes (69% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 25,600 bytes.
The twunk_32 file is part of the Windows operating system found in C:\Windows\. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. This twunk_32 program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 4% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A twunk_32.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 804,954 bytes. This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. twunk_32.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.
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 twunk_32.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 twunk_32?
|Twunk 32 keeps your OS working dont touch it |
Luke Patrick Bennett
|twunk_32.exe slows os speed by taking up +96% of CPU usage |
|It spawned itself 212 times in the task manager before I could get File ASSASSIN to kill and delet it |
Summary: 2 users judge twunk_32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted twunk_32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Twain Thunker or go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lin
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. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Twain Thunker or go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lin in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if twunk_32.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 twunk_32.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.