Sysnetwk.exe “Virus” Uninstall

I wrote this article to help you remove Sysnetwk.exe. This Sysnetwk.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Sysnetwk.exe is a rogue program. The software has been developed to raise revenue. While this is the ultimate purpose of most programs, there are certain regulations about their tasks. Sysnetwk.exe does not uphold the rules. The shady tool conducts unauthorized tasks which expose users to security risks. Both your system and your personal data could be affected. Sysnetwk.exe works through background tasks. Some of them will be made obvious, while others will be kept undisclosed to you. Experts have categorized Sysnetwk.exe as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). You should not allow it to reside on your machine.

How does Sysnetwk.exe pose a risk to my security?

Sysnetwk.exe is an ad-supported program. This means it generates revenue through advertising. The rogue program promotes bargain shopping deals. The ad formats include pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, coupon boxes, freebies, contextual, inline, transitional, comparison, interstitial, floating and full-page ads. The PUP focuses on the exclusivity of the listed offers to make them more enticing. The windows contain redirect links to third party websites. Sysnetwk.exe does not list the domains it links to. Following the ads would mean gambling with your security. Any of them could take you to a malicious website and get your system infected with malware.

Sysnetwk.exe does not work for the benefit of the end user. This only makes sense, as the program is not paid to use. The PUP has been developed to make proceeds. It does not take people’s security into account. Sysnetwk.exe accumulates revenue by redirecting users to supported websites. In this sense, the number of ads people follow is detrimental for the success of the shady program. Your screen will be flooded with advertisements on a constant basis. There is no way to halt or limit the flow. You have to uninstall the rogue program.

The other security risk Sysnetwk.exe exposes users to is data theft. The PUP is set to monitor people’s sessions and collect information from their browser. This encompasses your history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, email, telephone number, home address, user names, passwords and other details. The gathered data will be sold on darknet markets without your knowledge or consent. It can fall into the hands of cyber criminals.

How did Sysnetwk.exe get installed to my computer?

We can assure you that you did not install Sysnetwk.exe on your own account. The covert tool uses a couple of furtive propagation vectors to get spread to computers. It prefers to travel in a bundle with another piece of software, like a pirated program, a freeware or shareware application. The undesired tool will be included for install with your program of choice. You have to find where it is mentioned and deselect it. Always take the time to read the terms and conditions of the tools you add to your PC.

The other way for Sysnetwk.exe to get installed to your computer is through a spam email. It latches onto an attachment which serves as the host. Opening the file is enough to prompt the download and install of the furtive program. Be advised that the message could appear to be legitimate. The sender can write on behalf of an existing organization, list its contacts in the letter and use a formal style. To filter spam from genuine postage, look up the email address the message was sent from. The account should belong to the entity the sender is writing on behalf of. You can check on its official website.

Sysnetwk.exe Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Sysnetwk.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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