How to remove the P2P Networking virus

Most antivirus programs identify P2P Networking.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as SPYW_PPNETWORK.B, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.P2PNetworking.

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P2P Networking.exe file information

The process known as P2P Networking belongs to software P2P Networking by Joltid (

Description: P2P Networking.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file P2P Networking.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 (common is C:\WINDOWS\\System32\P2P Networking\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 468,152 bytes. 
P2P Networking.exe is not a Windows core file. P2P Networking.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. P2P Networking.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify P2P Networking.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the P2P Networking.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If P2P Networking has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

I am scared of this file
Has something to do with Kazaa
  Dave Haak  
I don't have Kazaa. Possibly also linked with Grokster?
Kazaa Seuche
It is from the creators of KaZaa and apparently does the same thing. It has no business being on my network servers and the fact that it's there means to me it is dangerous.
It's a required aspect of Kazaa. It allows scanning of your hard drive for music as well as downloading capabilites. You can disable the feature of sharing your own files on Kazaa, but still kinda risky. This is how they catch illegal downloaders.
it installs adware from gain, remove it but when you start kazza it will be automatically installed again
Netlimiter doesnt seem to pick up any traffic from it. I picked it up when I got shareaza I think.
It is spreading to other networks
  DUDE   (further information)
it is a signed program so I keep it
if you want to use kazaa take the risk and keep it!
It comes with Kazaa. Runs constantly however, and when I delete it from programs and registry, it comes right back, even though noone has used Kazaa.
i think i got this file from kazaa before and i want to get rid of it because now its controlling my computer e.g acting as a server tried to block it but i cant go on line please help me what to do
  eddie locquiao  
It came either with a Kazaa installation (that we removed, Kazaa is not good at all), or the cablemodem intaller.
when I delete it from programs and registry, it comes right back and it blocks taskmgr.exe
It's continually using more and more memory.
it allows to you to install kazaa and emule and some more SHlT

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of P2P Networking.exe: based on 14 votes with 18 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 9 users suspect danger. 4 users think P2P Networking.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade P2P Networking.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving P2P Networking issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active P2P Networking process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the P2P Networking.exe 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 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.

Other processes

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