What is orbitnet.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 orbitnet.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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Orbitnet.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with orbitnet
Orbitnet.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as P2P service of Orbit Downloader belongs to software Orbit Downloader or GrabPro - Toolbar or P2P service of Orbit Downloader by (

Description: Orbitnet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Orbitnet.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 557,056 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 356,352 bytes, 585,728 bytes or 372,736 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The orbitnet.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Orbitnet.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Orbitdownloader provides an update site and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Orbit Downloader or GrabPro - Toolbar).

Recommended: Identify orbitnet.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as orbitnet.exe. Therefore, you should check the orbitnet.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

Downloader Accelerator
  Timse   (further information)
Is used by Orbit downloader to accelerate downloads by searching mirror sites. Can be stopped by going to the Orbit preferences/accelerate uncheck the Enable Orbit to accelerate downloads box then close Orbit and restart it and this process won't reappear.
Thank you Stan. I disabled it as you said. It was so bad because was sending a lot of data automatically and causes some crashes in my IE. Sometimes it stoped my pc and I had to turn off my pc. Now it is OK.

Summary: Average user rating of orbitnet.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks orbitnet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving orbitnet issues

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