What is remind32.exe?

The genuine remind32.exe file is a software component of Corel Registration Reminder Application by Corel Corporation.
This Registration Reminder application (remind32.exe) is used by a large number of companies, including Corel Corporation, to install on a user's computer along with their software and periodically remind users who have not registered the software to do so. (A period of two weeks has been mentioned.) Because it begins running at startup, the best way to deactivate it is through "Startups" in "msconfig". Uninstalling it is impractical because so many different products embed it in subpaths of their installed software. It has been attributed to IntelliQuest Information Group, founded by Peter Zandan, which provided electronic product registration services and also acquired Pipeline in the same line of business in 1996. Neither of those entities appears to exist now under those names due to later changes of ownership.

Remind32 stands for Corel Registration Reminder (32-bit)

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 remind32.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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Remind32.exe file information

The process belongs to software Intelliquest Reminder Application or Lotus SmartSuite (version 97) or OmniPage Pro or Lotus SmartSuite Release or PaperPort or Brother Extensions for Paperport or HP DeskJet (version 710C Series) by IntelliQuest Communications (

Description: Remind32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file remind32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows (generally C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\ or C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\FRU\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 67,584 bytes or 68,096 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with remind32.exe come up, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of OmniPage Pro or Lotus SmartSuite 97 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as remind32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the remind32.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

It is part of Corel Registration, it is ok to remove.
I don´t have any corel product and remind32 is an active process
I found it in Lotus Smart Suit. It´s an registrationreminder.
Its a file that runs telling you to register Pinnacle Studio PCTV software, Its ok to remove but does go away once software is registered.
  Craig Sweeney  
Some kind of registration reminder (remove it from startup if You want a little bit of extra free memoery)
I wanted to uninstall Lotus Smartsuite and it tells me to get rid of it before I can uninstall - but how do you get rid?
remind32.exe is an application which reminds you to register your ScanSoft solution for additional support. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference
when I load my microsoft antispyware proggie up, the remind32.exe it reinstalls itself. I feel like as if it is doing something to itself to hide from my antispyware
Where did this one come from?Don't have any Corel products...
It's a program to remind you to registrate software
Part of Hewlett Packard printers software normally found in C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet g series\FRU
For me, i searched about remind32.exe and it's a software registration to Might and Magic 7 but i stay on ''panic''
Hewlett Packard and Coral
  George   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of remind32.exe: based on 14 votes with 13 user comments. 5 users think remind32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks remind32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade remind32.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving remind32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with remind32. 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 remind32.exe 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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