What is inet.exe?

The genuine inet.exe file is a software component of Microsoft® Windows NT™ Operating System by Microsoft.
In all Windows Operating Systems, the 'inet.exe' file is installed with the OS as an executable that runs DLLs and places the libraries in the PC's memory. It basically allows the OS to run more efficiently, as well as stable. The file was developed by Microsoft, which is a leader in Operating System development and has led the way with innovative functionality and many software applications. Their product development includes compatibility with many devices such as PCs, tablets, mobile software and operating systems, etc.

INet stands for Internet Net Command

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 inet.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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Inet.exe file information

The process known as inet.exe appears to belong to software inet by Ergo.

Description: Inet.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file inet.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,688 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 5,763 bytes. 
There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Inet.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as inet.exe. Therefore, you should check the inet.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 inet issues

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