outlook32.exe - Is outlook32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is outlook32.exe?
Purpose of outlook32.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: outlook32.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This program is part of a known trojan virus and is goes by the name Backdoor.Pointex. Outlook is an email program found on all windows computers, but the actual program name for Outlook is NOT "outlook32.exe". These is obvious that they are trying to fool you so you do not remove this virus from your computer. You can manually kill this trojan file, but remember that other files are often found with viruses, they are rarely just one file and that is also the case here. It is best to use software to remove this automatically, and if you want to manually cleanup your system then always be familiar with the registry and the startup locations where these files are found as you can identify all names there, and even random names as many of these use. Visit outlook32.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 outlook32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This trojan file can be found on your hard drive at c:\WINDOWS\Outlook32.exe


  • Is outlook32.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 outlook32.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove outlook32.exe?
        Yes, I would remove outlook32.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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