Most antivirus programs identify WinNetSvc.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Goobzo.m, and McAfee identifies it as Artemis!0D8AA8DFC2F9.
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Description: WinNetSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WinNetSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,845,408 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It is digitally signed. WinNetSvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify WinNetSvc.exe related errors
Important: You should check the WinNetSvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Windows Net Proxy Auto Service 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active WinNetSvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the WinNetSvc.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 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.