How to get rid of the win32extension VirusSometimes the win32extension file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Packed.Win32.Katusha.n, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_FRAUDPAC.LI. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with win32extension.dll
The win32extension.dll process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of win32extension.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- win32extension.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- win32extension.dll 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)
- win32extension.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module win32extension.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about win32extension.dll win32extension.dll
win32extension.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Win32extension.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 633,856 bytes (14% of all these files), 631,296 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC or, as the case may be, 60242C4F-F730-44B0-8440-F59C489C0219 or, as the case may be, 5 other variants. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This win32extension.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The win32extension file is not part of the Windows operating system. Win32extension.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 92% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find win32extension.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 win32extension?
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 win32extension.dll 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 win32extension.dll (win32extension.dll) 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 win32extension.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for win32extension.dll 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 win32extension.dll 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.