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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


InetStat is a Russian application that allows computer users to monitor the speed of their internet connection (download and upload speed). The program itself is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Thus, if any of the aforementioned versions of Windows is running on your PC, you will definitely notice a box with your internet speed placed on your screen. The software might seem extremely beneficial at first sight; however, you should know that the reality is rather different. The security experts of classify InetStat as a potentially unwanted application because it is not very reliable software. Even though it acts as promised, there is a huge possibility that it will do other undesirable activities behind your back. Therefore, we recommend that you delete InetStat from your computer and install a more reliable application instead of it.

As the research has shown, InetStat will start with Windows every time even if you uncheck this preference. What is more, the program will open a silent Internet Explorer or Google Chrome window without your permission and then click on various ads placed on As a consequence, you might notice that your computer works slower than usual and it takes more time to open various websites. Our specialists recommend that you delete InetStat from the system, especially if you use an older machine because this potentially unwanted application might slow it considerably and you will not be able to do your daily activities efficiently.

Even though InetStat can be downloaded from its official website, it is still very likely that it uses unfair tactics to enter computers. Our researchers have found out that it tends to be distributed via Amonetize installers. Besides, it seems that DolphinDeals, FabulousDiscounts, Plus-HD, and other undesirable programs might enter the system together with InetStat. Thus, if this potentially unwanted application is present on your computer, you should better check whether other undesirable programs are not hiding on it too.

It is possible to delete InetStat via Control Panel; thus, it does not seem that you will experience any difficulties regarding its removal. Keep in mind that you are free to use our manual removal instructions if you have never tried removing malware yourself. Unfortunately, other versions of InetStat do not have an uninstaller; thus, you will have to kill a process called inetstat.exe and erase its files by hand or just scan the system with a licensed antimalware scanner, for instance, SpyHunter.

How to remove InetStat

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program that you wish to remove.
  5. Click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate InetStat on the list.
  5. Right-click on it and then click Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Access the Metro UI menu.
  2. Start typing Control Panel. Select it.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted software.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.
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  1. anon Jun 24, 2015

    The program did not show up in the control panel: like many malicious programs, I was forced to track and delete it manually, despite using several trusted security programs.

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