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What is inetstat.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 inetstat.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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Inetstat.exe file information

The process known as Bandwidth monitor belongs to software InetStat or BandwidthMon by Astori or Internet Monitor.

Description: Inetstat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The inetstat.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,325,536 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 840,206 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/inetstat.exe.html 
The inetstat.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Inetstat.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Astori LLC or InetStat occur, you can also visit the www.astorillc.com support page or uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If inetstat.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 726,542 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,260,648 bytes or 574,976 bytes. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Inetstat.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with InetStat occur, you can also uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

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