Most antivirus programs identify frmwrk32.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse or Trojan.FakeAV, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.HJ.
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The process known as IIS Fortezza Setup Utility or Rpc Locator or Keyboard History Utility or Logical Disk Manager component or NTFS Volume Maitenance Utility
belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) or Logical Disk Manager for Windows NT
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or VERITAS Software (www.veritas.com).
Description: Frmwrk32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The frmwrk32.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,064 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 30,208 bytes and 10 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows core file. The frmwrk32.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. Frmwrk32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the frmwrk32.exe 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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active frmwrk32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the frmwrk32.exe 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.