What is ms32clod.dll?

Ms32clod.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 ms32clod.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Ms32clod.dll file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the ms32clod.dll process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Ms32clod.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ms32clod.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 160,768 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes, 174,080 bytes, 303,104 bytes or 118,272 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Ms32clod.dll is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Ms32clod.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name ms32clod.dll, for example Backdoor.Trojan or Infostealer.Gampass (detected by Symantec), and BKDR_CLICKER.SM or TROJ_AGENT.AWNM (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the ms32clod.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 ms32clod issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ms32clod. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ms32clod.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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