What is netint.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 netint.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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Netint.exe file information

The process known as NIE - Toshiba Software Upgrade Engine or NIE - Network Interface Engine belongs to software Software Upgrades or TOSHIBA Software Upgrades by TOSHIBA (

Description: Netint.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The netint.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 462,848 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 475,136 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Netint.exe is not a Windows system file. Netint.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software TOSHIBA Software Upgrades using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify netint.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name netint.exe, for example not-a-virus:Server-FTP.Win32.Serv-U.5201 (detected by Kaspersky), and Backdoor:Win32/ServUbased.AI (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the netint.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

seems to be a toshiba program (network interface engine) that tests access to internet; if access is denied, up pops a box to access internet by dial-up, etc.; prelude to checking for updates; seems safe, but I'm not an expert
runs on my toshiba notebook attempts to connec
Runs when network error occurs, problem sound opens when closed, but no effect on closing.
On my computer, file is located in directory c:\toshiba\ivp\netint and is 471040 bytes
This file will stop Your default webserver running which can mess up you exchange just delete it and be doen with it
  Terry O'kelly  
NIE - Toshiba Software Upgrade Engine, 461 KB (472,688 bytes), it it's not in folder C:\Toshiba\.... and/or you are not running a Toshiba computer you have a problem.
  TomM   (further information)
It has quit sending emails and I have no way to contact you for help- I need a tech but I have no phone number
  Mark Richey  

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Summary: Average user rating of netint.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks netint.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade netint.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving netint issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with netint. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the netint.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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