What is ms32.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 ms32.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for ms32.exe related errors

Ms32.exe file information

The process known as MS32 MFC Application appears to belong to software MS32 Application by Trigram Systems (

Description: Ms32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ms32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 188,416 bytes. 
Ms32.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Winlogon\Shell, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Ms32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ms32.exe related errors

If ms32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 1,503,278 bytes. The ms32.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The ms32.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. Ms32.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ms32.exe. Therefore, you should check the ms32.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

I think this is a virus and could be named as msnt.exe. It is located in the %windir%\system32 and it's very hard to eliminate.
  nico   (further information)
that must be a virus but i cant remove this file already :(
It runs games

Summary: Average user rating of ms32.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks ms32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think ms32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ms32.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving ms32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ms32. 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 ms32.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.

Other processes

ms32.exe [all]