How to remove Network Packet Analyzer (Virus Removal Guide)

Network Packet Analyzer
Network Packet Analyzer (also searched for as Network Packet Analyzer virus and other names) is detected as an advertisement-serving potentially unwanted program (PUP) by reputable internet security products. It has been documented that this unwanted program usually downloads and installs without user consent or knowledge. Once the “Network Packet Analyzer virus” has been contracted it will create a folder by the same name, add new tasks to Windows which allow it to run when you start your computer, and generate unwanted pop-up ads and cause browser redirects.

What is Network Packet Analyzer?

Network Packet Analyzer is promoted as a program that collects traffic statics related to advertising:

[note]Online Ad Scanner is a program designed to automatically search for and collect traffic statistics for various advertising sites in your area. Online Ad Scanner will, within the shortest time period, help you discover new advertising trends, collect and analyze useful information about traffic to advertising sites.[/note]

Network Packet Analyzer malware and adware that it bundles with generate very intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by Network Packet Analyzer  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

Network Packet Analyzer adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Network Packet Analyzer if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did Network Packet Analyzer get on my computer?

Network Packet Analyzer and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. Network Packet Analyzer is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Network Packet Analyzer adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • Bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware; usually inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
  • Injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings (such as Windows registry) and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program has been disabled it will enable itself to run.
  • Can cause your computer to become very slow.
  • Uses a high volume of CPU power, nearly 50%.
  • Generates numerous tasks, including a task called inetpc.exe which can be found running in Task Manager. These processes will have a description called Network packet analyzer by a company called Logic net.
  • Causes applications and Windows will freeze.
  • Causes your Internet to become slower.

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How to remove Network Packet Analyzer virus

Option 1: Automatically remove Network Packet Analyzer virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for Network Packet Analyzer

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Network Packet Analyzer we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove Network Packet Analyzer.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove Network Packet Analyzer

How to uninstall Network Packet Analyzer

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for Network Packet Analyzer in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Network Packet Analyzer to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Network Packet Analyzer in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Network Packet Analyzer below.[/note]

How to remove Network Packet Analyzer add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Network Packet Analyzer extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Network Packet Analyzer add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Network Packet Analyzer extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Network Packet Analyzer in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Network Packet Analyzer below.[/note]

Network Packet Analyzer virus removal tips
  • If you do not find Network Packet Analyzer in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing Network Packet Analyzer you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.