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File: kernel32.dll
Name: Win32 Kernel core component
Product: Windows
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

The Kernel32.dll file is a 32-bit dynamic link library file in Windows 95,98,Me. The Kernel32.dll file handles memory management, input/output operations, and interrupts. When you start Windows, Kernel32.dll is loaded into a protected memory space so that other programs do not take over that memory space.

You can obtain detailed information about kernel32.dll and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

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There were 168 user requests for that file. 13 users classify it as harmless. 5 users classify it as neutral. 9 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete kernel32.dll. 3 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingOpinionFrom
RatingWindows Kernel Process Alex
RatingWindows Hauptkomponente JR
RatingFinger weg ! Mick
RatingOne of the most important files of Windows. It handles memory operations and other such things. Windows won't work without it (but you can't delete it from windows anyway).  link for more info Inuyasha
Ratingbei mir läuft die überhaupt nicht ??? w2k Moin
Ratingit can be easily exploited by hackers and trojans such as the recenw killmnenow.bd trojan. mebo
Ratingit can't be deleted, but it is used to run windows. it does have a high risk for virus infection because it's in the start up of any program - it's also vulnerable to spyware
RatingDynamic link library file. Cpu needs cleaning because it is most likely overheating. D'abo
Ratingpart of the floodnet virus! if found in WinXP/2K john smith
Ratingits in winxp and win2000, actually, win XP uses the same kernel as win 2000, you can see this if you open the properties menu on a dos app, in win XP, click the misc tab, and right click the check boxes at the bottom and pick what's this? it will refer to your system as windows 2000. it is possible to delete it, but foolish, always keep a backup of it handy anyways, to replace it, simply boot to dos and replace it from there, usually C:\ copy C:\backups\kernel32.dll C:\windows\system thats how it works for most systems, in XP i believe its in the system32 folder. Trevor Dola
Ratingthe only cure is to replace entire os with linux linus torvalds
RatingAs long as you have an up-to-date Antivirus & Firewall, this file is of no threat and will only cause you trouble if you play with it. Ray
Ratingsofort löschen, stattdessen besser kernel 2.6.9 installieren  link for more info debian
RatingExtrem wichtige Windows-DLL, ohne die geht gar nichts! ACHTUNG: diverse Viren/Würmer nutzen diesen Dateinamen, um sich zu verstecken, mehr Infos dazu findet Ihr bei folgendem Link  link for more info Jan
Ratingyou should scan the file steady lookain
RatingMakes your computer useles. Use the newer kernel64.dll
RatingKernell32.dll is a net.devil trojan , it was at my pc. nierka
Ratingmicrosoft windows xp/kernel32.dll process free/download.
RatingIt is a processor that runs all required insuctions for windows, such Handles memory operations and Hex Insuctions, and also runs the windows GUI interface or shell. Nothing works without it apart from vmm32.vxd witch controls memory allcoation hex for the kernal32.dll in-witch vmm32.vxd executes kernel32.dll and than kernel32.dll executes explorer.exe GDI. 'Wicken ICT
Ratingif you have a legal copy of windows this file is very normal, its not an apocalyptic virus... Chaso
RatingIch hab gehört das hacker das Programm benutzen um den PC auszuspioninieren. UnKnOwN
RatingDie kernel32.dll gehört zum Windowsfundament. - (kernel = Kern) Sie steuert und vergibt z.B. den Speicher, Abläufe und andere Ressourcen. Die kernel32.dll ist auch für die Auslagerung der Dateien im RAM verantwortlich. DataFighter
RatingIt is the CORE of Windows, if you haven't noticed. Try to shut it down, and freeze your PC instantly. If you do, you will have to reach for the Reset button. Simple as it is. Everything runs through this file. Explorer.exe isn't the real core of any Windows, this file is. The dream of every virus is to get this one infected.
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