comctl32.dll - Is comctl32.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is comctl32.dll?
Purpose of comctl32.dll:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: comctl32.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
This comctl32.dll file would have most likely arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual disk and folder location is also listed below. This file goes by the name common controls. Note that many other spyware programs may use this name, so the disk location should be verified. This is a BHO that can run in your browser but is also known as the common controls library for windows. It is an essential program that provides many GUI functions to your system. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. (Can be both a BHO or not a BHO). Visit comctl32.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the comctl32.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\comctl32.dll


  • Is comctl32.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is comctl32.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove comctl32.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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