What is service32.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 service32.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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Service32.exe file information

The process known as systemnt belongs to software Project1 by

Description: Service32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The service32.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 153,610 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 194,570 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
There is no file information. The service32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Service32.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name service32.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.1254189 (detected by BitDefender), and Trojan.Win32.VB.hzq (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the service32.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 has really mucked my computer right up cant do anything run, play games etc

Summary: Average user rating of service32.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 3 users think service32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving service32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with service32. 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 service32.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.

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