What is WinVd32?

The genuine WinVd32.sys file is a software component of Folder Lock by New
This driver file is associated with Folder Lock by New Folder Lock is a security program that allows you to password protect and encrypt a variety of items, including folders, drivers, USB devices, emails, and more. Folder Lock has more than 25 million users worldwide. Incorporated in Oregon, provides a suite of security products for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

WinVd32 stands for Windows Video 32 bit

WinVd32.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if WinVd32.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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WinVd32.sys file information

The process known as WinVd32 belongs to software WinVd32 by Inc. SDN. BHD (

Description: WinVd32.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WinVd32.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 180,224 bytes (89% of all occurrences) or 180,064 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. WinVd32.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If WinVd32.sys is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 197,728 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. WinVd32.sys is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. WinVd32.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinVd32.sys. Therefore, you should check the WinVd32.sys 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.


User Comments

not malware, ginesaccording to scans by antivirus en
  gary addis   (further information)
Might be associated with Folder Lock. I'm still digging for more info on this as I might be wrong. Came to conclusion that it may be from Folder Lock from looking at digital signature which has the site "" in it.

Summary: Average user rating of WinVd32.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks WinVd32.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WinVd32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WinVd32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the WinVd32.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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