How to remove the wmimgr32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wmimgr32.dll as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Virus.Win32.Sality.k, and TrendMicro identifies it as BKDR_SALITY.AE.

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Wmimgr32.dll file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as wmimgr32.dll.

Description: Wmimgr32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wmimgr32.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 23,552 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The wmimgr32.dll file is not a Windows core file. Wmimgr32.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. Wmimgr32.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wmimgr32.dll related errors

Important: You should check the wmimgr32.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.


User Comments

i think it puts spyware on the ur computer and makes other .exe files....
  Black Robb  
wmimgr32.dll is an executable file, which means it may carry some virus/malicious programs. It was once on my computer, the virus name is W32/Sality.L
my computer was disabled by one of these .dll files

Summary: Average user rating of wmimgr32.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks wmimgr32.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks wmimgr32.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wmimgr32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wmimgr32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wmimgr32.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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