How to remove the win32host virus
Most antivirus programs identify win32host.exe as malware.
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Win32host.exe file information
The process appears to be part of software Win32 Kernel by unknown.
Description: win32host.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 39,936 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 34,384 bytes or 96,768 bytes.
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. Win32host.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. win32host.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If win32host.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 15,872 bytes. There is no file information. File is hidden. The program is not visible. File win32host.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The application is a hidden stealth process. File win32host.exe is not a Windows system file. win32host.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as win32host.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the win32host.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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