Is win32.exe is a windows file?

Most antivirus programs identify win32.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Adclicker or Downloader, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanSpy:Win32/Malintent or TrojanClicker:Win32/Hatigh.C.

Description: Win32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Win32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 1,389,047 bytes and 8 more variants.
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Winlogon\Shell, User Shell Folders, RunOnce, DEFAULT\Run, DEFAULT\Runonce). The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Win32.exe is able to monitor applications, hide itself, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Posted on October 1, 2015, in General, Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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