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How to remove the gdi32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify gdi32.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Packed.Mystic!gen4 or Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEAV.FLO or TROJ_GEN.R4CE1II.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

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Gdi32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gdi32
Gdi32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as System Service belongs to software unknown by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Gdi32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Gdi32.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 60,004 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/gdi32.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The gdi32.exe file is not a Windows core file. Gdi32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify gdi32.exe related errors

If gdi32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 21,636 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Gdi32.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Gdi32.exe is able to monitor applications.

If gdi32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 48,644 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Gdi32.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the gdi32.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.

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User Comments

verhindert, dass icq gestartet werden kann und loggt sich mit eigener icqnr und passwort ein und verschickt link zum download... installiert sich autmatisch
  Henning Hatje  

Summary: Average user rating of gdi32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks gdi32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving gdi32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active gdi32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the gdi32.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 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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