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I noticed that net.exe and net1.exe are showing up over and over again in Windows task manager. I can't disable them
there so I downloaded Process Explorer and I noticed that they're showing up (2 or 3 at a time) under my wireless network card made by netgear. I can disable them there and they're gone but I lose access to my wireless network card and once I restrart it's back again.  Any ideas of whether or not this is a security risk?
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Greetings, grodunt !

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/net1/
net.exe and net1.exe are processes belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System and offers additional functions to your local area network via the DOS command line. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

That is why you lose your wireless connection when you deleted them.

Best wishes!
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grodunt,

We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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I understand your answer but I am unsure if these processes are causing problems on my machine.  If they're supposed to be there and that is normal then good.  It just seems strange that there are 3 or more of them running under my wireless card and then sometimes they just stop. Is this normal?
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If you are running wireless card and other network functions, yes, a few net.exe's are normal.
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ok, thank you war1 for the help.
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