Windows Net Proxy Auto Service (WinNetSvc.exe) – How to Remove It

This article is created in order to help explain what is the Windows Net Proxy Auto Service PUP and hence prevent it from displaying advertisements or collect information on the computers it has been installed on.

The Windows Net Proxy Auto Service, also known as WinNetSvc Is a Windows service which is activated as a result of having adware on your computer and having it is a clear sign of that. One possible use case of this software is to change network settings on the computers it has been installed on in order to allow the free displaying of different types of advertisements on the computers that have been affected. In addition to this, the ad-supported software may also collect different types of information from the victim’s computer. This information may include multiple different types of data, which may even include personal details on the affected computer.

Threat Summary

NameWindows Net Proxy Auto Service
TypeAdware/PUP
Short DescriptionAims to display multiple different advertisements on the computers it has been installed on.
SymptomsYour computer may begin to perform slow and start to display advertisements on the computers of the users.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Windows Net Proxy Auto Service – Distribution

The main method by which the unwanted software that installs the Windows Net Proxy Auto Service on the computers of victims has been reported to be via methods, like software bundling which includes the combination of different types of programs, whose purpose in general is to be free and help users. Such freeware are often your favorite media player (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/windows-net-proxy-auto-service-winnetsvc-exe-remove/