What is 32.exe?

32.exe is part of XMRig and developed by www.xmrig.com according to the 32.exe version information.

32.exe's description is "XMRig CPU miner"

32.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected 32.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on 32.exe:

Product nameXMRig
Company namewww.xmrig.com
File descriptionXMRig CPU miner
Original filenamexmrig.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2016-2019 xmrig.com
Product version2.11.0
File version2.11.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameXMRig
Company namewww.xmrig.com
File descriptionXMRig CPU miner
Original filenamexmrig.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2016-2019 xmrig.com
Product version2.11.0
File version2.11.0

Digital signatures [?]

32.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

41 of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the 32.exe file. That's a 59% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
Ad-Aware Generic.Application.CoinMiner.1.FF8C1010
AhnLab-V3 Unwanted/Win64.XMR-Miner.R226842
Arcabit Generic.Application.CoinMiner.1.FF8C1010
Avast Win32:XMRigMiner-E [Trj]
AVG Win32:XMRigMiner-E [Trj]
Avira HEUR/AGEN.1005018
BitDefender Generic.Application.CoinMiner.1.FF8C1010
ClamAV Multios.Coinminer.Miner-6781728-2
Comodo Malware@#2quremdnwjn1b
CrowdStrike malicious_confidence_70% (D)
Cybereason malicious.908783
Cylance Unsafe
Emsisoft Generic.Application.CoinMiner.1.FF8C1010 (B)
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/CoinMiner.DV potentially unwanted
F-Secure Heuristic.HEUR/AGEN.1005018
Fortinet Riskware/BitMiner
GData Win32.Application.CoinMiner.T@gen
Ikarus PUA.CoinMiner
Jiangmin RiskTool.BitCoinMiner.hsv
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 0051918e1 )
K7GW Trojan ( 0051918e1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.Win32.BitMiner.gen
Malwarebytes RiskWare.BitCoinMiner
McAfee Artemis!22C743990878
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Spyware.gc
Microsoft PUA:Win32/CoinMiner
MicroWorld-eScan Generic.Application.CoinMiner.1.FF8C1010
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.BitMiner.fmxbxf
Paloalto generic.ml
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.RiskTool.435
Rising Trojan.Win32/64.XMR-Miner!1.ADCC (CLASSIC)
SentinelOne static engine - malicious
Sophos XMRig Miner (PUA)
Symantec Miner.XMRig
TrendMicro Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.SMBM4
TrendMicro-HouseCall Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.SMBM4
VBA32 BScope.Trojan.Miner
Webroot Bitcoinminer.Gen
ZoneAlarm not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.Win32.BitMiner.gen
41 of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the 32.exe file.

32.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove 32.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the 32.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that 32.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate 32.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the 32.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate 32.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the 32.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If 32.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If 32.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If 32.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that 32.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to 32.exe:

32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

32.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

XMRig CPU miner has stopped working.

End Program - 32.exe. This program is not responding.

32.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

32.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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