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MintCastNetworks

How to Remove MintCastNetworks from Your Computer

To completely purge MintCastNetworks from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with MintCastNetworks. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the MintCastNetworks registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove MintCastNetworks from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the MintCastNetworks files and folders,
see How to Delete MintCastNetworks Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete MintCastNetworks Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with MintCastNetworks are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the MintCastNetworks files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_02022016133556
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_05022016084459
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_05022016193043
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_09022016065104
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_24012016181054
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_04012016152737
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_13012016150812
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\MintCastNetworks updater
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_02022016163743
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_02022016221003
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Shell&ServicesEngine
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_02012016154532
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_04022016123844
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_03012016162356
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_28122015164146
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_03022016212756
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_14012016004042
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_16012016163821
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_18012016130640
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_19012016162331
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_31012016162657
[%WINDOWS%]\mintcast_15012016162255
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_26012016163620
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_25012016105849
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_23012016163040
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_16012016140422
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_16012016140447
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_16012016160304
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_18012016103343
[%WINDOWS%]\Shell&ServicesEngine_01012016170000
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\mintcast
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\MintCastNetworks

How to Remove MintCastNetworks from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove MintCastNetworks from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with MintCastNetworks, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the MintCastNetworks registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mintcast
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\InstallationStatsUploder_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\InstallationStatsUploder_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Mintcast_updater_service_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Mintcast_updater_service_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Mintcast_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Mintcast_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{29007E8C-251B-4F61-A70E-635938169685460862}_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine31012016095613_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine31012016095613
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine30012016233509_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine30012016233509
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine29012016194613_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine29012016194613
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine28012016203536_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine28012016203536
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine26012016184650_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine26012016184650
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine25012016070042_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine25012016070042
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine24012016181054_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine24012016181054
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine24012016110129_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine24012016110129
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine22012016192747_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine22012016192747
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine21012016194700_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine21012016194700
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine21012016071345_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine21012016071345
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine20012016181430_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine20012016181430
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19012016222328_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19012016222328
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine17012016085353_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine17012016085353
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016200841_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016200841
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine09022016171650_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine09022016171650
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine09022016065104_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine09022016065104
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016212518_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016212518
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016174621_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016174621
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016112345_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016112345
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016075620_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine08022016075620
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016193043_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016193043
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016084459_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016084459
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016072006_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine05022016072006
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016193542_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016193542
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine03022016132057_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine03022016132057
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine02022016133556_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine02022016133556
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine13012016150812_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine13012016150812
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04012016152815_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04012016152815
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19122015141838_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19122015141838
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine07122015121217_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine07122015121217
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine06012016173749_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine06012016173749
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine06012016151704_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine06012016151704
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4f5806bb-df64-4ac5-9485-572625569ce0}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4f5806bb-df64-4ac5-9485-572625569ce0}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MintCastNetworks updater
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Shell&ServicesEngine_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Shell&ServicesEngine
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT\Certificates\25E97A85703EEDC0EFFACBFAB008DD1106B96258
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDivert1.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\adwareROI\MintcastNetworks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{29007E8C-251B-4F61-A70E-635658418135384268}_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{29007E8C-251B-4F61-A70E-635786233494921877}_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016101213_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016101213
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016101058_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine16012016101058
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine27122015152953_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine27122015152953
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19012016040809_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine19012016040809
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016123844_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016123844
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016123844_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Shell&ServicesEngine04022016123844
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine03012016162356_updater_service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Shell&ServicesEngine03012016162356

PUA

These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

IncludeEdit, DokoSearch, HostService, iWin, SupGames.

How Did My PC Get Infected with MintCastNetworks?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with MintCastNetworks:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like MintCastNetworks. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like MintCastNetworks.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including MintCastNetworks, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting MintCastNetworks^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with MintCastNetworks:

PC is working very slowly

MintCastNetworks can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with MintCastNetworks.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

MintCastNetworks can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. MintCastNetworks may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

MintCastNetworks may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

MintCastNetworks may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.