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
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.
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).
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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:
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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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