please help... what is this file?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    My firewall keeps telling me that wnetssys.exe is trying to access the internet. It resides in the C:/Windows folder, is running in the processes window, and is listed in the startup tab of msconfig, but I have no idea what it is. I tried searching for it online, but have had no luck. Can anyone tell me what it is or point me to a site that will give me info about it? Thanks.

    By the way, today is my one-year anniversary! :blink:
  2. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Seems like it would have something to do with windows .net but I dont see why you would have it.

    I took a look in mine and I'm not running it.


    btw, congrats on the year.
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    It doesn't appear on Google either :eek:
  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Have you tried right clicking the file and selecting properties to see if it has any info there?
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    First congrats muzikool.

    Second, did you check it to see if it's spyware or somethin???
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I did right-click to check for information, but there is none. I also ran Spybot but it did not come up. ???
  7. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    try using Adaware to see what it finds..
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Ad-Aware hasn't had updated reference files in months, and so I don't really use it anymore. Spybot S&D is supposed to be one of the better programs that is updated regularly, so I would imagine that it would have caught the program if it were spyware.
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    O.K. Try this... Rename it, ie... change the extention of it from .exe to .e~e or .old or whatever you want.

    Reboot your computer and see if anything is different of if anything is not loading or whatever...

    Reconnect to the internet and see if your Firewall proggy is getting any requests from that file still.

    If nothing is different and there are no more requests try running your system like that for a couple of days to see if there are any problems...

    If not then leave the file as is, remaned to whatever you named it. Just remember that you did (make a written note of it).

    Also if an error window pops up it will tell you what proggy is trying to access that file. Usually, then you'll know what it's for...

    We hope. :cool:
  10. ReC0iL

    ReC0iL Guest

    Thats the only thing I think it would be is a spyware... I get lots of those..... I think gonaads is solving your problem though....

    Happy Anniversary!