What is twain_x86.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 twain_x86.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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Twain_x86.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which twain_x86.exe is associated.

Description: Twain_x86.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file twain_x86.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 37,888 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 130,048 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Twain_x86.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

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If twain_x86.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 51,712 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as twain_x86.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example BKDR_WOOMY.A (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Trojan (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the twain_x86.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 twain_x86 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with twain_x86. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the twain_x86.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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