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What is twunk_32.exe?

Twunk_32.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 twunk_32.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.


Twunk_32.exe file information

The process known as Twain.dll Client's (version 32-Bit Thunking Server) belongs to software Twain Thunker or go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lin by Twain Working Group (www.twain.org).

Description: Twunk_32.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. twunk_32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 31,232 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 25,600 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/twunk_32.exe.html 
The twunk_32.exe file is a Windows core system file. The twunk_32.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with twunk_32.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lin).

Recommended: Identify twunk_32.exe related errors

If twunk_32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 32,256 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The twunk_32.exe file is not a Windows system file. twunk_32.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If twunk_32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 804,923 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 804,954 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Twunk_32.exe is not a Windows core file. twunk_32.exe seems to be a compressed file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "(default)" definitely not required. Added by the BLACKMAL.C WORM!

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as twunk_32.exe, for example Possible_Mlwr-13 (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor:Win32/Bandok (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the twunk_32.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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User Comments

keylogger
  david  
Twunk 32 keeps your OS working dont touch it
  Luke Patrick Bennett  
twunk_32.exe slows os speed by taking up +96% of CPU usage
  Ty  
It spawned itself 212 times in the task manager before I could get File ASSASSIN to kill and delet it
  Punkie  
Malwarebytes will NOT find twunk_32 virus issues.
  Jack  
Twunk_32 is a 16bit to 32bit on the fly conversion tool for windows. Recent malware programs use this to run trojan scripts. If you have high system usage by twunk_32.exe I recommend taking ownership of the file and renaming it to twunk_32.old.exe. Then see if any programs are affected by it's loss. It is not essential to windows function but other programs may use it.
  GaertnerPC  

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Summary: Average user rating of twunk_32.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments.
3 users think twunk_32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think twunk_32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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