What is Syst32.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 Syst32.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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Syst32.exe file information

The process known as server072 belongs to software exit or Project1 by Home.

Description: Syst32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Syst32.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 147,486 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The Syst32.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

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If Syst32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 22,528 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Syst32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Syst32.exe appears to be a compressed file.

If Syst32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 339,968 bytes. There is no description of the program. Syst32.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Syst32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Syst32.exe, for example Backdoor.Trojan (detected by Symantec), and Win32:Genlot-EV (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the Syst32.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 Syst32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Syst32. 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 Syst32.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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