How to remove the GetNetTime virus

Most antivirus programs identify GetNetTime.exe as malware.

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GetNetTime.exe file information

The process known as GetNetTime Dynamic Link Library appears to belong to software The Shield Firewall by FarStone (

Description: GetNetTime.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The GetNetTime.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The GetNetTime.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall The Shield Firewall software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify GetNetTime.exe related errors

Important: You should check the GetNetTime.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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Best practices for resolving GetNetTime issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active GetNetTime process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the GetNetTime.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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