How to remove the flashd32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify flashd32.dll as malware—e.g. BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.2226824, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse.

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Flashd32.dll file information

The flashd32.dll process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: Flashd32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Flashd32.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes or 164,864 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. It monitors program starts. Flashd32.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Flashd32.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. flashd32.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify flashd32.dll related errors

Important: You should check the flashd32.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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Summary: Average user rating of flashd32.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks flashd32.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving flashd32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active flashd32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the flashd32.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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