English | Deutsch


How to remove an Kernel32 error


Kernel32.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Kernel32.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

Click to Run a Free Scan for Kernel32.exe related errors.


Kernel32.exe file information

The process known as C: Documents and Settings nathu Desktop sdfiouyxcovuyodsiuyfoiuyaoiusdyfoiuasdf.exe or C: Documents and Settings nathu Desktop Avira Premium Security Suite.exe appears to belong to software kernel32 by unknown.

Description: The file Kernel32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 8,713 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 521,301 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/kernel32.exe.html 
The software has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Kernel32.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Kernel32.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Kernel32.exe related errors .

If Kernel32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 886,317 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 139,776 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Kernel32.exe is not a Windows system file.

If Kernel32.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 581,217 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Kernel32.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

If Kernel32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 96,940 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Kernel32" definitely not required. Added by a number of VIRUSES, WORMS and TROJANS!
  • "Windoes Kernel" definitely not required. Added by the KICKIN.A (or CYDOG.C) WORM!
  • "Windows" definitely not required. Added by the TENDOOLF WORM!

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Kernel32.exe, for example MSIL:Crypt-BI (detected by Avast), and Artemis!98530D4D6D8B (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the Kernel32.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.



Score

User Comments

Its a trojan that attack sits or leave open ports IT installs in windows\system32 REMOVE FROM THERE and go to task manger and end prosess
  5C4N   (further information)
seems to be tied to a Mirc trojan.....help.
  kevin  
Contains the most essential functions exposed to user mode applications by the windows kernel. It should be in C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWow64. It shouldn't be anywhere else.
   

Summary: Average user rating of Kernel32.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 reviews.
One user thinks Kernel32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think Kernel32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about Kernel32.exe: 
How do you rate it: 
Link for more info's: 
Your Name: 


Kernel32 scanner


Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.

SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.


Other processes


Kernel32.exe [all]