What is inetd32.exe?

The genuine inetd32.exe file is a software component of Hummingbird Neighborhood by Hummingbird.
Inetd32.exe is an executable file that is part of Hummingbird Neighborhood, a program that allows computers to interface with networked Unix, Linux, and other non-Windows computers through a portal similar to "My Network Places" in Windows. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Hummingbird Neighborhood is bundled as part of Exceed, an enterprise software solution created by Hummingbird. The program lets users interact with and access other computers on a network but unlike Microsoft Windows' 'My Network Places', Hummingbird Neighborhood lets users see non-Windows computers as well. Hummingbird Ltd. is a Canadian company that develops and distributes enterprise software solutions such as Exceed. It was founded in 1984, originally as a consulting firm but the company soon moved into the connectivity market. Its enterprise content management (ECM) solutions focus on the managerial aspect of the life cycle of enterprise content. Hummingbird is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has 40 offices located worldwide. Its customers include IBM, NASA, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, The Walt Disney Company, and The Government of Canada.

InetD32 stands for Windows Inet Daemon (32-bit)

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the inetd32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Inetd32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with inetd32
Inetd32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Windows Inet Daemon or Inet Daemon for Windows (version NT4/2000) belongs to software Hummingbird Shared Components for Win32 or InetD by Hummingbird Communications ( or Hummingbird (

Description: Inetd32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Inetd32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,600 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 36,864 bytes, 32,768 bytes or 63,488 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Inetd32.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with inetd32.exe, you can also completely remove Hummingbird Exceed (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as inetd32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the inetd32.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.


User Comments

Found this explanation: "Hummingbird Inetd has the advanced ability to conserve PC resources by listening for connection requests and launching server daemons"
Program is Hummingbird Network Neighbourhood, often loaded on Corporate PCs
  Alasdair   (further information)
Hummingbird offers a suite of programs including X-Windows programs for Unix, they are used for connecting to Unix servers and Windows based servers.
  Bill McElhannon  

Summary: Average user rating of inetd32.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think inetd32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving inetd32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with inetd32. 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.

To help you analyze the inetd32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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