What is WS32.exe?

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 WS32.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.

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WS32.exe file information

Here is some of what is known about the WS32.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: WS32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WS32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 59,458 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. WS32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If WS32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 57,857 bytes. The WS32.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WS32.exe. Therefore, you should check the WS32.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.


User Comments

ws32.exe is a program written by Borland International, aka WinSight, and it allows a programmer to view windows messages and characteristics of windows programs. it is NOT malicious unless you have a virus which renamed itself to ws32.exe.
ws32.exe is known also as winsight. This program is used to see all the Windows messages.
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Summary: Average user rating of WS32.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving WS32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WS32. 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 WS32.exe 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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