What is mintcastnetworks.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mintcastnetworks.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mintcastnetworks.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mintcastnetworks
Mintcastnetworks.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Jads or MintcastNetworks belongs to software unknown by AdwareRoi.

Description: Mintcastnetworks.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mintcastnetworks.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (in most cases C:\Program Files (x86)\Jads\Jads\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,221,704 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 1,208,464 bytes. 
The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with mintcastnetworks.exe, you might want to uninstall Jads or MintcastNetworks from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mintcastnetworks.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_FRS.0NA003D617 (detected by TrendMicro), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.gvcl (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the mintcastnetworks.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Jads has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving mintcastnetworks issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mintcastnetworks. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mintcastnetworks.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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