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1/2 hour to boot up computer---netet32.exe


When I boot up my computer, I get netet32.exe, netnr32.exe, or some other ____32.exe box. After ~1/2 hour, I have to close the box like 40-50 times. Finally, I am able to work with my computer, which is virus-free. I would hate to have to reinstall the operating system. Does anyone know what is wrong AND how it can be fixed?

Please DO NOT repond by just giving me some abstract Web address. That "assistance" is of no help and is found to be a waste of time!!!

Any useful advice would be great! Thank you!!!

-John P.

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Re: 1/2 hour to boot up computer---netet32.exe

In reply to: 1/2 hour to boot up computer---netet32.exe

Here's the abstact.

Beside your current antivirus, PESTS that are not dealt with by your antivirus are detected and remove with ADAWARE and SPYBOT. These FREE TOOLS are found with http://www.google.com

I will not hand you fish, but teach you to fish. This is not being abstract.

This link is about that netet32.exe in a HJT forum. The poor soul must have not followed the protocol to get help. But you see them offer the Spybot Adaware resolutions.

Do you like fishing?


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Re: 1/2 hour to boot up computer---netet32.exe

In reply to: 1/2 hour to boot up computer---netet32.exe

Well, seems to me it's adware\spyware.

Download Ad-aware Second Edition here and install it. If you already have Ad-aware Second Edition skip to the next step.

Open adaware and Click the "Check for updates now" line on the main screen. Click the "Connect" button on the webupdate screen.

If an update is available download it and install it. Click the "Finish" button to go back to the main screen.

Click on the "Settings" button (gear symbol in the upper right corner of the main status screen) in the quick launch toolbar to open the General settings screen. Check the "Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal" setting and then click "Proceed" to save your changes

Click the "Scan now" button in the main menu on the left side of the main status screen or use the "Start" button in lower right corner. This will open the Preparing System Scan screen. Please deselect "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat. Then select "Use custom scanning options" and click "CUstomize". This will open the "Scan Settings Page. Make sure all of the following are On with a "green" checkmark:

Scan within archives
Scan active processes
Scan Registry
Deep-scan Registry
Scan my IE Favorites for banned URLs
Scan my Hosts File

Then Click the Advanced Button on the left side to open the Advanced Settings screen. Make sure the following is on with a "green" checkmark:

Move deleted files to Recycle Bin

Others are optional to be checked or unchecked.

Then click on the "Tweak" Button to open up the tweak settings.

Open up the Scanning Engine section and make sure ll of the following are On with a "green" checkmark:

Scan registry for all users instead of current user only

Make sure the following is unchecked with a "red" X:

Unload recognized processes & modules during scan.

Open up the Cleaning Engine section and make sure all of the following are On with a "green" checkmark:

Always try to unload modules before deletion
During Removal, unload Explorer and IE if necessary
Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot.

Click the "Proceed" button to save settings.

Click the "Next" button to start the scan.

When a scan is completed the Performing System Scan screen will change name to "Scan Complete".

Click the "Next" button to get to the Scanning Results screens where more information about the objects detected during the scan is available.

Click the Critical Objects Tab. In general all of the items listed will be bad. Be carefull with the Hosts file entries. Malware uses the hosts file to redirect you websites. However you can use the hosts file as a way to prevent malware. If the object has in it, it should most likely not be deleted as it is protecting against unwanted sites. For more information on how to use a host file to protect yourself read here. So in short, you may or may not want to fix the hosts file entries.

To fix all the bad critical objects do the following:

Right click on one of them to open up the selection screen. Click the "Select All" button to select all entries. In general all should be selected with the exception of the good hosts file entries.

When all are selected Click "Next" and then "OK" in the pop-up window to confirm the removal.


Download SPYBOT Search and Destroy here if it is not already installed on your computer
Install the program and then start it. Once the program has started make sure you are in the Spybot-S&D section. Click on the "Search for Updates" button. Download all updates. In some cases the program will restart after an update. When updated, click on the "Check for Problems" button. When the Check is over All problems displayed in red are regarded as real threats and should be dealt with. Make sure they are all selected and click the "Fix selected problems" button.

Then browse to the C:\documents and settings\\User Name (repeat for all users)\local settings\temp folder and delete all files and folders in it.
Then browse to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and delete all files in it.
Then in internet explorer click tools>internet Options>General. Click on Delete Files make sure you get all offline content as well.

Then Disable system restore: Instructions here

Enable System Restore.

Is it gone?

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