What does the X10nets.exe file do?
The X10nets.exe process is also known as X10 Module and is a part of x10 Module or, as the case may be, X10 Device Network Service. This software is produced by X10 (www.x10.com). An obsolete or defective version of X10nets.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- X10 Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- X10 Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- X10nets.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module X10nets.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about X10nets.exe X10 Module
X10nets.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. X10nets.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 20,480 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 41% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves X10nets.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about X10nets?
|sound software |
|This gets installed with the ActiveHome Professional software from X10 and is used to communicate to the remote control devices of this package. |
Larry E. Taylor
|part of snapstream firefly X10 RF remote (further information...) |
|Remote Control Unit |
|Its for ATI Grafics card :) |
Summary: 11 users judge X10nets.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted X10nets.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall x10 Module or X10 Device Network Service
To remove X10 Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for x10 Module or X10 Device Network Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if X10nets.exe (X10 Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of X10 Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for X10 Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or X10nets.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.