June 19th, 2007, 22:03 PM
HELP! net.exe Application Error
net.exe Appliction Error
The Application failed to initialize properly (0XC0000142)
Click on OK to terminate the application.
Appears 30 mins. after I log on and
everytime I shutdown. Everytime I click
OK it reappears.
Is there a way to fix this.
June 20th, 2007, 21:30 PM
Old and Cranky
net.exe is a process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System and offers additional functions to your local area network via the DOS command line. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. This process can sometimes be used by trojans but is otherwise a legitimate process.
Note: net.exe is also a process which is registered as the w32.dabber.c worm. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
With that said, have you run an AV scan just in case?
After that have any updates been run in the last few days? Have you tried a System Restore?
June 21st, 2007, 01:58 AM
Originally Posted by rik
Thank you for your help.....
- no i have not run an AV scan
and there are no updates in the last few days
and i have not tried Sytem Restore
To be honest I am really a novice when it comes to
I will be trying your advise and be back for the results...