How to remove the aimp_menu32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify aimp_menu32.dll as malware.

The aimp_menu32.dll file is a software component of AIMP3 by AIMP DevTeam.
Aimp_menu32.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is part of AIMP, a software program for playing music in various different formats. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. AIMP (Artem Izmaylov Media Player) is a freeware music player developed for the Windows platform. The program supports over 20 different audio formats such as MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC / MP+, AAC, AC3, Ogg, FLAC, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDA, WMA, etc. AIMP also provides support for plugins, simultaneous multiple playlists, hotkeys, profiles for multiple users, audio transcoding, sound recording, tag editing, and much more. It was first released in August, 2006.

aimp_menu32 stands for AIMP Context Menu Extension (32-bit)

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Aimp_menu32.dll file information

The process known as Context Menu Extension appears to belong to software AIMP3 by AIMP DevTeam (

Description: Aimp_menu32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file aimp_menu32.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 286,720 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 318,464 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The software has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The aimp_menu32.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of aimp_menu32.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAIMP3
  2) ask for help from Support.

Recommended: Identify aimp_menu32.dll related errors

Important: You should check the aimp_menu32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving aimp_menu32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active aimp_menu32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the aimp_menu32.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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