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 type32.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.
Description: Type32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file type32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\ or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 172,032 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 4 more variants.
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If type32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 156,672 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Type32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If type32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 311,296 bytes. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Type32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as type32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Keylogger.AFB (detected by BitDefender), and Backdoor.Win32.VB.avd or Heur.Trojan.Generic (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the type32.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with type32. 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.
To help you analyze the type32.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.