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    HELP! net.exe Application Error

    HELP!

    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.

    Thank you

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    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.
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/...sslibrary/net/

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post
    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.
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/...sslibrary/net/

    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?

    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
    computers....

    I will be trying your advise and be back for the results...

    thanks again...

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