How to remove the syms32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify syms32.exe as malware.

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Syms32.exe file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: Syms32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Syms32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,369,600 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The syms32.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Syms32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify syms32.exe related errors

Important: You should check the syms32.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

I found this in my registry as "winrocker" [I have removed it immediately]
  Johnny B.  
This is malware

Summary: Average user rating of syms32.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks syms32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving syms32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active syms32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the syms32.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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