What is netwaiting.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 netwaiting.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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Netwaiting.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with netwaiting
Netwaiting.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software NetWaiting by unknown.

Description: Netwaiting.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Netwaiting.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The netwaiting.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using netwaiting.exe, you may also uninstall the software NetWaiting using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as netwaiting.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the netwaiting.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

Broadcom Management Programs
netwaiting.exe is part of ModemOnHold. Provides a mechanism to suspend a dialup internet connection on the modem line while the user uses the line for a voice communication.
It is found on Dell computers, the files must be in its proper location, C:\Program Files\Netwaiting\Netwaiting.exe. The software with the internet connection and modem to toggle the connection when talking with voice with sameline. This file is considered safe. Do not delete
  RAHAMATHULLA SHARIFF   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of netwaiting.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks netwaiting.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving netwaiting issues

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