What is lpad32.dll?

Lpad32.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if lpad32.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Lpad32.dll file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as lpad32.dll.

Description: Lpad32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lpad32.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (64% of all occurrences) or 40,960 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. It monitors program starts. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Lpad32.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. lpad32.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 91% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name lpad32.dll, for example PWS:Win32/Jomloon.E or PWS:Win32/Jomloon.A (detected by Microsoft), and Generic PWS.y!fr (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the lpad32.dll 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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Best practices for resolving lpad32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lpad32. 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 lpad32.dll 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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