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What is winnet.exe?

Based on only the name I was unable to found out anything. You may be able to determine more by following some of the steps in What's This DLL?, most of which actually applies to .EXE files as well.

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Patrick
July 24, 2004 9:46 AM

Process File: winnet or winnet.exe
Process Name: CommonName Spyware
Description: Internet Explorer Add-on toolbar from CommonName which enables you to enter keywords or short phrases which will take you straight to the website of the organisation that might have bought those keywords.
Company: CommonName Ltd
System Process: No
Security Risk:(Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): Yes
Common Errors: N/A

elias
October 8, 2004 6:02 AM

My firewall blockt this exe but i dont know where i got it. it found 2 registry keys. run and run services. after deleting them and the winnet.exe (which is a system file so you don't see it if ou haven enabled to see system files in the winexplorer) i have no more problems.

colin
November 15, 2004 6:27 AM

everytime i shut down windowns xpsp2 i get winnet.exe error can you help me repair this

michelle
March 16, 2007 4:35 PM

i keep getting winnet.dll, don't know what it is exactly.. but it is knocking me off certain places when i am on the internet.. how do i get rid of this

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