[Info] Does Anyone Know What The *32 I'm Seeing Is?

By dgk4711
Dec 9, 2011
  1. Hi, Everyone!

    I'm brand new to the forum as a participant, but have read great info on here before so thought I'd throw this out to the pros. :)

    I notice in my task manager, various programs running that have a (*32) at the end of the title of the program. For example, it might say, "OUTLOOK.EXE *32" or "OctoshapeClient.exe *32", etc. It appears quite a lot on my task manager. I'm not sure if I need to be alarmed ... ?

    I am on a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 (64 bit.) Not sure if I'm providing enough information, but I sure do appreciate any insight you guys might have for me.

    For the most part, my laptop seems to be running just fine. (*knocks on wood*) I'm just trying to see if I need to be concerned about the *32 that I keep seeing ... ?

    Thank you in advance for your help with this! I really, really appreciate it!
  2. dgk4711

    dgk4711 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Should I Feel Silly? Found My Answer!

    Hi, again, everyone:

    Just wanted to say that I actually found the answer to the *32 question ... it's a 32 bit process running on my 64 bit system - now that I know the answer, it seems relatively logical. :)

    Anyway, thank you to those who took the time to read my post. I apologize if it was too basic of a question. Like I said, just getting started here. I respect everyone on these boards immensely.

    Have a great night,

  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 51,970   +333

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]
  4. dgk4711

    dgk4711 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you!

    Thank you, Broni! :)

    I've read, and learned, so much here on TechSpot in the past that when I came across this *32 dilemma, I figured I'd better rush over to this site and check with the experts. Glad it worked out - i.e. that it wasn't a malware issue. (she types with crossed fingers, as she knocks on wood and tosses a pinch of salt over her left shoulder.) :)

    Anyway, I hope you're having a great night out there in my home state of California. I miss it and hope to be back soon!

    Take care, Broni!


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