What is aips.exe?

The genuine aips.exe file is a software component of NetCut Defender by
NetCut Defender is a security program that protects computer systems against ARP spoofing. Aips.exe is a core process associated with NetCut Defender. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. NetCut Defender is a security program designed for the Microsoft Windows. The program's singular claim is to free up Internet bandwidth that might be bogged down by malicious processes. NetCut's proprietary AIPS, is a feature that protects systems located on a network from attackers that might look to exploit vulnerabilities that might allow the attacker to receive any data being sent to the targeted system. is an Internet company that develops software for the Windows and Android platforms. The company is most notably known for NetCut, a project that has been under development since 1999.

AIPS stands for Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Intelligent Protection Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the aips.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Aips.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aips
Aips.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Arp Intelligent Protection Service belongs to software AIPS Application by

Description: Aips.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Aips.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 262,144 bytes (94% of all occurrences), 245,760 bytes, 274,432 bytes or 249,856 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The aips.exe file is not a Windows system file. Aips.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Arcai provides update information ( You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > NetCut or WinRAR).

Recommended: Identify aips.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as aips.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the aips.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of aips.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving aips issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with aips. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the aips.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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