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What is splwow64.exe?

Splwow64.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if splwow64.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Splwow64.exe file information

The process known as Thunking Spooler APIS from (version 32 to 64 Process) or Print driver host for (version 32bit applications) belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original splwow64.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file splwow64.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 39,936 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 67,072 bytes, 36,864 bytes or 67,584 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/splwow64.exe.html 
The splwow64.exe file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify splwow64.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as splwow64.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the splwow64.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

Das euer Kommentar nicht hilfreich ist, ihr schreibt einerseits "ie Datei splwow64.exe befindet sich im Ordner C:\Windows" und andererseits (Hinweis:Viren und andere schädliche Dateien können sich als splwow64.exe tarnen. Insbesondere, wenn sich die Datei in C:\Windows oder C:\Windows\System32 Ordner befindet)
Splwow64.exe with description Thunking Spooler APIS from 32 to 64 Process is a process file from Microsoft belonging to Windows Operating System.
Printer driver host for 32 bit applications. Allows 32-bit applications to connect with the 64-bit spooler service on x64 Windows builds.
Causes Sybase PowerDesigner V16 to hang with "Not Responding" because pdshell16.exe is waiting for reply from splwow64.exe even though printing is not involved.
  Ted Saari  

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Summary: Average user rating of splwow64.exe: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments.
6 users think splwow64.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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