How to remove the mssearchnet virus

Most antivirus programs identify mssearchnet.exe as malware.

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Mssearchnet.exe file information

The process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.

Description: Mssearchnet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mssearchnet.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 9,616 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 10,284 bytes, 9,992 bytes or 9,404 bytes. 
There is no file information. The mssearchnet.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify mssearchnet.exe related errors

Important: You should check the mssearchnet.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

dont know if it should be trusted or not, i need info
This process usually comes bundled with a virus and it’s main role is to do nothing other than download other viruses to your computer. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.
Spyware !!! Vorsicht, gefährlich !
This is spyware Get Rid Of IT FAST!
zeigt immer warnmeldungen
very annoying
It always tries to open your browser.Which is extremely annoying
  Harel Gazit  
some sort of spyware and popup maker
  junior soprano  
Downloads new viruses
  Dag Sturla Blomli   (further information)
its a trojan according to google
it takes a lot of your computer performance and is almost impossible to shut down. Every time you reboot, it turns itself on...
DANGEROUS AND STICKY SPYWARE PROCESS do not download any programm the suspicious popups in the tray make you want to download! This is malware/ spyware and is HARD TO REMOVE i got to reboot my pc now because the popups and suddenly appearing ie windows, and my stolen data.
This is used by SpyAxe/Zlob so its safe to terminate.
  Tuomas Tuomivaara  
false spyware alert
  Luis Sandoval  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mssearchnet.exe: based on 19 votes with 14 user comments. One user thinks mssearchnet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 15 users think mssearchnet.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mssearchnet issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active mssearchnet process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the mssearchnet.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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