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How to remove the winapi32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify winapi32.dll as malware.
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Winapi32.dll file information

The process appears to belong to software Win32 Application by Laguna Media (bluelaguna.net).

Description: Winapi32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. winapi32.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 16,896 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/winapi32.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are 06CC1B18-42FA-41B8-91A9-D3E3A848C7A8 or 7A533235-A128-434B-9F8A-9300A544D191 or 8 more variants. The winapi32.dll file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Winapi32.dll is able to monitor Internet browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. Winapi32.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify winapi32.dll related errors

Important: You should check the winapi32.dll 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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Summary: Average user rating of winapi32.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
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