What is twunk_32.exe?

twunk_32.exe is part of Twain Thunker and developed by Twain Working Group according to the twunk_32.exe version information.

twunk_32.exe's description is "Twain.dll Client's 32-Bit Thunking Server"

twunk_32.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about twunk_32.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on twunk_32.exe:

Product nameTwain Thunker
Company nameTwain Working Group
File descriptionTwain.dll Client's 32-Bit Thunking Server
Internal nameTwunk_32
Original filenameTwunk_32.exe
Product version1,6,0,1
File version1,6,0,1

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

Product nameTwain Thunker
Company nameTwain Working Group
File descriptionTwain.dll Client's 32-Bit Thunking S..
Internal nameTwunk_32
Original filenameTwunk_32.exe
Product version1,6,0,1
File version1,6,0,1

Digital signatures [?]

twunk_32.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 53 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the twunk_32.exe file.

None of the 53 anti-virus programs detected the twunk_32.exe file.

Folder name variants

twunk_32.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to twunk_32.exe:

twunk_32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

twunk_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.

Twain.dll Client's 32-Bit Thunking Server has stopped working.

End Program - twunk_32.exe. This program is not responding.

twunk_32.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

twunk_32.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 67 votes to remove and 100 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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shane writes

2 thumbs

Part of the Thunking layer of COM - It allows 16 and 32 bit programs (such as old versions of office and modern applications) to interact.

You probably don't need it any more but the system will complain if you remove it. Best to leave it alone.

# 16 Nov 2009, 18:22

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