What is InetCntrl.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 InetCntrl.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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InetCntrl.exe file information

The process known as Bsecure Internet Protection Services - Application belongs to software Bsecure Internet Protection Services by Bsafe Online (

Description: InetCntrl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The InetCntrl.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 700,416 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 841,008 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The InetCntrl.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. InetCntrl.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

works as part of bsafe internet protection services - system runs slow though
Part of Bsafe Online Protection Services
  Camo Yoshi  
Censors internet, we're not in China, 8e6.
Will freeze/slow down your computer
My dad hase bSafe (bSecure, now) installed, and we're running InetCtrl. So, hey, that seems to support this general idea.

Summary: Average user rating of InetCntrl.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think InetCntrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks InetCntrl.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving InetCntrl issues

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