How to remove the p2pnetworks virus

Most antivirus programs identify p2pnetworks.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Movieland, and McAfee identifies it as potentially unwanted program Adware-MediaPipe.

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P2pnetworks.exe file information

The process known as P2PNetworks belongs to software p2pnetworks or P2PNetworks by Digital Enterprises (

Description: P2pnetworks.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. P2pnetworks.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 361,856 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 356,352 bytes, 348,160 bytes or 532,480 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The p2pnetworks.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The p2pnetworks.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall p2pnetworks from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify p2pnetworks.exe related errors

Important: You should check the p2pnetworks.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If P2PNetworks 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

Installed by MediaPipe as spyware
  John   (further information)
program files\p2pnetworks\p2pnetworks.exe
I found it in Add or Remove Programs while I was deleting unwanted items.
  Hunter M.  

Summary: Average user rating of p2pnetworks.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks p2pnetworks.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users think p2pnetworks.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade p2pnetworks.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving p2pnetworks issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active p2pnetworks process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the p2pnetworks.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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