The Kernel32.dll is a dynamic link library file that is used by 32-bit versions of the Windows operating systems and is vital for the Proper function of the operating system by controlling the Windows memory. The Kernel32.dll file is loaded into a protected memory every time the operating system is started and contains code that programs use to access system functions.
The kernel32.dll code allows programs to use system functions like the starting and stopping processes, memory management and basic input/output of programs.
Since the kernel32.dll file is vital for the operation of your system Windows has design the operating system so that under standard situations viruses cannot delete, modify or replace the kernel32 as it has a built-in file protection program to replace the file. But under some situations viruses can be disguised as a kernel32.dll system file to sneak onto your system.
It is very easy to tell if a virus has been disguised as a kernel32.dll file as there will be two kernel32.dll files on your system one will be in the system32 file and the other one will be in a separate folder somewhere else on your system.
The virus will disguise itself as a kernel32.dll so that it cannot be deleted or found easily so if you search on your computer and see two kernel32.DLL files you have a virus. To remove the virus you will need to run a virus scanner to remove or quarantine the virus. You will then need to find the folder that contains the second kernel32.DLL file and right click on it and delete it off your system so that a virus does not come back and damage your system.
It is a good idea to run a virus scanner often to prevent viruses from disguising themselves as a kernel32.dll file and to prevent other harmful viruses from getting onto your system.
Normally the kernel32.dll loads without any problems occasionally a program might try to overwrite the protected memory when the kernel32 is loaded, this will cause the system to crash and display a kernel32.dll error message.
So when you get a kernel32.dll error it is mainly caused by a corrupt program that is trying to overwrite the protected memory when the kernel32 is being loaded. This happens when Malware gets into your system and damages the program causing your system to crash. To fix a corrupted program and get rid of the error you will need to run a registry cleaner to remove the Adware or Spyware that is damage the program. Once the registry cleaner has removed the harmful Malware you will need to uninstall the damage program and reinstall it back on your system stop the error.
It is also a good idea to run a registry cleaner often to remove harmful Malware that can damage programs or system files that can cause your system not to work properly.