How to remove the p2pnetwork virus

Most antivirus programs identify p2pnetwork.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as W32.Spybot.Worm, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/P2PNetwork.

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P2pnetwork.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: P2pnetwork.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file p2pnetwork.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 350,104 bytes. 
P2pnetwork.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run). The p2pnetwork.exe file is not a Windows system file. The p2pnetwork.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. P2pnetwork.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify p2pnetwork.exe related errors

Important: You should check the p2pnetwork.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

little, keylogger? maybe PC Police?
  Sam Stannett  
trojan / linked with MsConfigs.exe??
Ist ein Wurm der wichtige Systemdatein mit kaputten Datein ├╝berschreibt. So zB den Task manager!!
  E. Engmann   (further information)
It destroyed my hard drive, made me reformat. Should be removed IMMIDIATELY.
Its a pest
From .exe files downloaded off p2p networks. Variant of Spybot worm. Downloads code off internet and runs on startup. Disables regedit, command prompt, task manager and other windows utilities
  The Mutant Aardvarks  
features of a p2p network

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Summary: Average user rating of p2pnetwork.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. 7 users think p2pnetwork.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade p2pnetwork.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving p2pnetwork issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active p2pnetwork process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the p2pnetwork.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.

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