multiple net.exe in task manager

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I was working on a computer that was extremely slow. It's an older Dell, Win XP SP2, Celeron, only 128 MB RAM. When I opened task manager there were several net.exe and net1.exe processes running. I would end a process and a new one would take its place. I scanned for spyware and viruses. The spyware that was found was cleaned. There were no viruses. When I ran in Safe Mode there were no problems. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.
 
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While net.exe is the name of a Windows process related to networking, it is also part of a nasty bit of malware that is used for spamming emails. I strongly suggest that you go to the security section of this forum, read the stickies, and post a detailed explanation of your situation using net.exe in the title. A malware expert will help you through the process.
 
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Try downloading windows defender from the microsoft website. It's free because youve already paid for windows, right?

Are your definitions up to date?
 
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