What is afasrv32.exe?

The genuine afasrv32.exe file is a software component of Afa Card Reader Service by Afa Technologies Inc..
A background service for Afa Technologies Card Readers, this service detects when a memory card is inserted into an Afa Card Reader. It integrates seamlessly with Windows, and when a card is detected it is automatically mounted and a dialog will pop up prompting you for further action. Incorporated in Taiwan, Afa Technologies was formerly known as USBest Technology, Inc.

AfaSrv32 stands for Afa Card Reader Service 32 bit

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 afasrv32.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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Afasrv32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with afasrv32
Afasrv32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Afa Card Reader Service belongs to software Afa Card Reader Service by unknown.

Description: Afasrv32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The afasrv32.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The afasrv32.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as afasrv32.exe. Therefore, you should check the afasrv32.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

I have got a clean version of afasrv32.exe with size 65.536 bytes, MD5-checksum 829e254ae20147ec9d3c54a5991d298e and SHA1-checksum 3960c82d7e1c674518ee9c5314b97b36eb3bcff2. Part of All-in-One Card Reader with USB ID 0x1307:0x0361, for example the Sitecom MD-020. Seems to be responsible for some cryptography functions (updates random seed in registry). Does not open any ports. User choice to run this service, I would recommend it. Can be stopped by changing startup type of the "Afa Card Reader Service" to manual or disabled.
  Martin   (further information)
Used by Afa Card Reader.
rating of 72 on Security task manager, dont know what it is has no manufactuer and no description
afasrv32.exe belongs to AfaService located in c:\windows\system32\afasrv32.exe
Tchibo-Eduscho (TCM) USB Card Reader
I too have the 72 in 1 card reader. mine sold under the SUNPAK brand. Seems to be there to provide Windows access to programs and data on media in the reader, rather than having Windows report only a card of such and such. I can actually USE the dats like a USB stick, no matter what kind it really is.
Added along with 'iconcs25059938.exe' during installation of KODAK USB 72-IN-ONE CARD READER. Both flagged by COMODO KillSwitch as 'Unknown' and 'Suspicious'. Necessary for function of card reader.
  Col   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of afasrv32.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving afasrv32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with afasrv32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the afasrv32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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