How to remove the mmsvc32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify mmsvc32.exe as malware—e.g. Sophos identifies it as Mal/Heuri-D or Mal/Behav-034, and McAfee identifies it as PWS-Banker.gen.t.

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Mmsvc32.exe file information

There is no information about the producer in the process.

Description: Mmsvc32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mmsvc32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 95,744 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 32,734 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The process has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Mmsvc32.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify mmsvc32.exe related errors

Important: You should check the mmsvc32.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.


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Best practices for resolving mmsvc32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active mmsvc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the mmsvc32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

mmsvc32.exe [all]