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What is HWiNFO32?

HWiNFO32.SYS is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if HWiNFO32.SYS belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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HWiNFO32.SYS file information

The process known as HWiNFO32 Kernel Driver or HWiNFO x86 Kernel Driver belongs to software HWiNFO32 or HWiNFO32 Kernel Driver by REALiX™.

Description: HWiNFO32.SYS is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HWiNFO32.SYS is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 7,040 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 21,624 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hwinfo32.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. HWiNFO32.SYS is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The HWiNFO32.SYS file is digitally signed. HWiNFO32.SYS seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous.
If there are any problems with HWiNFO32.SYS, you might want to do the following:

  • search for help on the company’s website
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • uninstall Driver Genius Professional Edition or HWiNFO32 from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"

Recommended: Identify HWiNFO32.SYS related errors

If HWiNFO32.SYS is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 20,712 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 21,624 bytes. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. HWiNFO32.SYS seems to be a compressed file.
If there are any problems with HWiNFO32.SYS, you might want to uninstall HWiNFO IA32 Kernel Driver from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HWiNFO32.SYS. Therefore, you should check the HWiNFO32.SYS 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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