kernel32.exe - Is kernel32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is kernel32.exe?
Purpose of kernel32.exe:



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: kernel32.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This should not be confused with kernel32.dll. Kernel32.exe is a virus and should be cleaned up on your pc. This virus will attempt to send files to everyone in your Outlook email address book. Visit kernel32.exe 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 kernel32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should do a Windows search to find this file. The name is very unique and will be easy to find by doing a Window search of your hard drive.


  • Is kernel32.exe 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 kernel32.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove kernel32.exe?
        Yes, I would remove kernel32.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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