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What is the win32k.sys

Reader Question: “Hi Wally, How do I fix the win32k.sys error.” - Jonathan F., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:  The win32k.sys files is considered a safe file. This file belongs to the Windows operating system so it is a safe file that Windows uses to perform its tasks. It is a multi-user driver file.

Is win32k.sys a Threat?

The win32k.sys file is a safe file. It should not be considered a threat to the computer. It is not spyware, trojan, or virus. It should not be prevented from loading.

Can the win32.sys file be deleted?

The win32k.sys file belongs to the Windows operating system. So, it is part of Windows and it should not be deleted, modified, or prevented from loading normally. Doing something like that can cause various problems. It can cause errors and may even cause Windows to stop working.

Win32k.sys Errors

If you have been getting win32k.sys errors, then you should uninstall or re-install any programs that might have caused this problem to occur. If this does not solve your problem then you might need to reinstall Windows. Reinstalling Windows should replace the file if it is missing or corrupt.

Downloading win32k.sys

Downloading the win32k.sys file is not recommended because if you download this file from a website, then it may have some issues. It may have a virus or some other problem. Since it is a part of Windows, it is much safer to re-install Windows to replace the file, since other files might also be damaged or missing.

To scan win32k.sys for viruses, you can use Virus total to scan the files using different anti-virus software at the same time.

Deceptive Malware

A good reason for scanning win32k.sys is that malware programs can be deceptively named anything. This means that if you do not have Windows defender running on your computer, and you still see this process running on your computer then it might actually be a threat.

Some Anti-spyware software includes Spybot – Search & Destroy, and WinThruster.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry. Happy Computing! :)

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