What is netsecurity.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 netsecurity.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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Netsecurity.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software .NETSecurity by unknown.

Description: Netsecurity.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file netsecurity.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,168 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 122,368 bytes, 115,200 bytes or 119,808 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The netsecurity.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. Netsecurity.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name netsecurity.exe, for example Trojan.Elitebar or W32.Spybot.Worm (detected by Symantec), and Trojan:Win32/Lodap!rts or Backdoor:Win32/Ursap!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the netsecurity.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 netsecurity issues

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