What is kix32.exe?

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 kix32.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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Kix32.exe file information

The process known as KiXtart main executable belongs to software KiXtart (version 2001, 2010) or KiXtart main executable by Ruud van Velsen (Microsoft) ( or Microsoft, Ruud van Velsen.

Description: Kix32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Kix32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 237,568 bytes. 
Kix32.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Kix32.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify kix32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as kix32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the kix32.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

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KiXtart, a freeware scripting language, gives you much of the power possible with custom executables. KiXtart scripts make many of the features you want in your logon scripts possible.
  Gareth Mitchell   (further information)
KiXtart is used in corporate environments for logon scripting - often to map network drives or printers
Kix32 appears to be a necessary function for running LogOn scripts: Me I'm turning over the StartUp Error to our IT folks - Let them sort-it-out. The rest of folks w/o the level of support I enjoy, should prolly attempt the 'fix'
  Rob-Roy Thomas  
kix32.exe used to be the Microsoft advised tool for executing logon scripts. Whether it is still needed is beyond my knowledge.
  Rob Lubbers (srebbuL boR)  
See in Russian or Forum in English If you see it (errors in this program) this is the bug of your sys admins in the logon/logout or scriptlogic script
it's still valid. just gotta get the latest version. Robust systems admins tend to follow what microsoft supports (vbscript-and usage of policies). GPO's in turn also give control in an interface fashion supplemented with the ability to run bat files or really any other scripting. What do you use? What ever works. VBscript is part of the operating system, so naturally admins go that route. The marjority of kix users will be Smaller domains with less experienced IT staff. Don't get me wrong. Kix definately makes logging in easier, but it can't do everything.
  Ricky   (further information)
The exe for the KiXtart login scripting language

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Summary: Average user rating of kix32.exe: based on 13 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think kix32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think kix32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving kix32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with kix32. 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 kix32.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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