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How to remove the inetsrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify inetsrv.exe as malware, for example TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_SMALL.BIX or WORM_RESIK.A, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Small or Worm:Win32/Small!69D0.
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Inetsrv.exe file information

The inetsrv.exe process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.

Description: Inetsrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file inetsrv.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 24,576 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 24,835 bytes or 40,960 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/inetsrv.exe.html 
The program has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify inetsrv.exe related errors

If inetsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 241,664 bytes. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: You should check the inetsrv.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

inetsrv.exe froms part of DRIVEINFO.EXE virus infection
  Orza   (further information)
This executeble was slowing down my computer. It is in the trusted folder (system32) but its identified as a virus: "Worm Generic.QY". I didnt remember seeing this one before in taskmanager so i was kinda suspicious. I think, if this one is new to you to, you should check it out.
  Bruce Scott  
Its spyware
It has to do with IIS or a program that depends on it, perhaps SQL server
  Tim Evans  

Summary: Average user rating of inetsrv.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks inetsrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think inetsrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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