How to remove the netclient virus

Most antivirus programs identify netclient.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Server-FTP.Win32.Serv-U.5201, and McAfee identifies it as potentially unwanted program ServU-Daemon.

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Netclient.exe file information

The process known as Network access client belongs to software Free Viet Net Monitor Client or MS Remote Access by AT&T ( or aviet or Guidance Software (

Description: Netclient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The netclient.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,040 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 711,168 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The netclient.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Netclient.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify netclient.exe related errors

Important: You should check the netclient.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

it is an AT&T product
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of netclient.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks netclient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving netclient issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active netclient process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the netclient.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.

Other processes

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