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    Posted: 08 December 2017 at 3:48am
These 5 files in the KnownDLLs tab are not found. Is there a good reason for this? I thought these were critical files.

_wowarmhw            File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\wowarmhw.dll       
_wowarmhw            File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wowarmhw.dll       
_Wow64win            File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Wow64win.dll       
_Wow64cpu            File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Wow64cpu.dll       
_Wow64            File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Wow64.dll       
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The arm ones only exist on ARM based systems. Probably involved in the x86 emulation on ARM feature.
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/P4171
 
 
Unlike other known DLLs, which are found in both System32 and SysWOW64, the other three only have a version in System32. There is no requirement for 32bit versions of these modules.
 


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I have the same question with a twist.

I went to the file folders for the subject files and they are there.

Why would Autoruns say they cannot be found?????

I have noticed this on other files that it says it cannot find only to be able to find it exactly where Autoruns says it is not.

Any help is appreciated.
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Be sure you are using the 64 bit version of Autoruns. The 32 bit version will run on a 64 bit OS but has some limitations.
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Yes, I am using the 64 bit autoruns and also running it as "Administrator".

Since I can find the files that autoruns says are not there, I am leery of disabling anything or file marked as such in autoruns.

Any other suggestions???
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None of these files can be found In C:\Windows\SysWOW64 on the Windows 10 64bit system I looked at. Nor is there a wowarmhw.dll in C:\Windows\System32.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wonkabear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:17pm
Okey....my bad....possibly.

The other day when I first sorta searched my system, I could have sworn the files were there.

Today, after applying new updates from MS I found the following after doing a search.

Under C:\Windowa\Sys64
   wowreg32.dll
   wow32.dll

Under C:\Windows\Sys32
   wow64.dll
   wow64cpu.dll
   wow64win.dll
   wowreg32.dll

So some of the files are there.....just not where autoruns is apparently looking or getting it's information from.

Can someone please help me understand.

Thanks and everyone have a great day.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dax1792 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 3:19pm
If you unhide Microsoft and Windows entries under Options you will see the entries in C:\Windows\System32.
The WoW32 modules are not in known DLL's.
 
My original post has a link MSDN which elucidates the purpose of these modules and why there are no 32bit versions.
 
 
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