How to remove the services32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify services32.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Diple.frgj or Trojan.Win32.AntiAV.oao, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.3CJC14 or TROJ_FAKEAV.VOL.

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Services32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with services32
Services32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as fps belongs to software fps by unknown.

Description: Services32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Services32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 802,304 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,185,280 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). It is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. services32.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the services32.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 services32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active services32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the services32.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

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