kernel32.dll is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the kernel32.dll version information.
kernel32.dll's description is "Windows NT BASE API Client DLL"
kernel32.dll is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Component Publisher.
kernel32.dll is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.
Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected kernel32.dll.
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The following is the available information on kernel32.dll:
|Product name||Microsoft® Windows® Operating System|
|Company name||Microsoft Corporation|
|File description||Windows NT BASE API Client DLL|
|Legal copyright||© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.|
|File version||5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)|
Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:
kernel32.dll has a valid digital signature.
|Signer name||Microsoft Windows Component Publisher|
|Certificate issuer name||Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA|
|Certificate serial number||6102307e000000000006|
1 of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the kernel32.dll file. That's a 2% detection rate.
kernel32.dll may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:
kernel32.dll may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:
kernel32.dll (25 votes)
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