How to remove the netprotocol virus

Most antivirus programs identify netprotocol.dll as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Vundo.KT, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Buterat.jj or Packed.Win32.Krap.w.

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Netprotocol.dll file information

Little is known about the Network Protocol Driver (Netprotocol) process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: Netprotocol.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Netprotocol.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 70,144 bytes, 34,816 bytes or 57,856 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Netprotocol.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the netprotocol.dll 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 netprotocol issues

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

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