What is ICQNet.exe?

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 ICQNet.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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ICQNet.exe file information

The process belongs to software ICQ by unknown.

Description: ICQNet.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ICQNet.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\—typically C:\Program Files\ICQ\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 38,984 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 49,230 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. ICQNet.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with ICQNet.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ICQ (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ICQNet.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ICQNet.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.


User Comments

Teil von ICQ. Das Tool, das auf eine Internetverbindung wartet und wenn es eine entdeckt die Verbindung zu ICQ herstellt.
  Vampire   (further information)
This is a part of ICQ it senses when anetwork connection is enabled and launces ICQ. Leave it alone
luanchs ICQ when it sees a network connection

Summary: Average user rating of ICQNet.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think ICQNet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ICQNet issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ICQNet. 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.

To help you analyze the ICQNet.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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