How to Remove “vmnetcfg.exe”

What is vmnetcfg.exe?

vmnetcfg.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as VMware NAT Service. It is associated with VMware Workstation developed by VMware Player software company. It is located in C:\Windows by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after vmnetcfg.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with vmnetcfg.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with vmnetcfg.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • vmnetcfg.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible vmnetcfg.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove vmnetcfg.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the vmnetcfg.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 July 2017 at 11:16 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 VMware, Inc. Executable 2559460066eb9dc2
460f22c76254d170
f1ff8f42
a5e35630ad658d5f
413b8a6ed9de7ffa
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 10.0.0
build-1295
980
10.0.0
build-1295
980
154.72.79.212/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 June 2008 at 8:54 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 VMware, Inc. Executable df8fa87c525b7440
69003e88655e757b
4751ff8a
1cff717f5c47e7e9
0ace758fe4f186b1
Yes 6.0.3
build-8000
4
6.0.3
build-8000
4
Internal Submission
2 VMware, Inc. Executable 3a8a0a792ea72fe6
026ec1a0588a71e1
1e659f42
a10bee06c01455ba
c63f6fb314bdb62a
No 8.0.3
build-7030
57
8.0.3
build-7030
57
United States
3 VMware, Inc. Executable 8bcc0cae4d0aa094
55a308f4147409d1
fba36d37
1173052f3760b562
8efc30c7b12ae6c1
No 9.0.0
build-8123
88
9.0.0
build-8123
88
10.224.1.22/32
4 VMware, Inc. Executable 00c231fddca151c8
7e7e4931eb8cf2b1
59737929
0b970bbb33c57a11
8974a10249814f1c
Yes 9.0.1
build-8942
47
9.0.1
build-8942
47
Poland
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