Is Pet32.exe, MSPetServ or even RaveMon.exe something familiar you see in your PC? All these are unwanted worm that can infect your PC and slow down the performance speed, as well as being harmful to your PC.
MSPetServ should not be running at startup. It is likely a virus, spyware, trojan, or some other sort of malicious program. Use a virus scanner, and/or spyware removal tool to remove it.
Recently, my PC has been suffering from such “disease”. Normally transfer through your USB drive / pendrive / thumbdrive. I found this very irritating.AVG Free Anti Virus cannot detect Pet32.exe. Luckily, I’ve installed Spybot – Search & Destroy in my PC and able to denied the changes that Pet32.exe want to make to my registry. However, it didn’t do any good, the virus is still inside my PC.
How can you know if your PC is being infected by Pet32.exe?
If you are not able to double click your drives (say C drive, D drive or any partition of your hard disk) to access it, but only can access it through right click > open. Then your PC has been infected.
- Download Kaspersky Antivirus trail version
- If you have AVG Antivirus, you have to uninstall it before you can get Kaspersky running.
- Scan your hard drive with Kaspersky, it will detect pet32.exe, delete it.
- Go to your hard drive (and/or partition) , DO NOT double click. Use right click and open.
- Go to tools>folder option>view>show hidden files & please uncheck box ” hide protected system files(recommendation)” and press OK.
- Look for autorun.inf and delete it.
- Restart PC.
- It should be fix by then.
[Recommended for intermediate and advance PC users]
- You can fix this issue without installing Kaspersky Antivirus.
- pet32.exe is probably running in your infected PC. Go to Windows Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del), under Processes tab, look for pet32.exe and click End Process.
- Show all hidden files including protected system files (refer to step 5 above).
- DO NOT double click your infected drive(s), right clicks > open to access it.
- Look for autorun.inf and pet32.exe and delete them. (The drive that can’t double click to access, normally consist both autorun.inf and pet32.exe)
- Restart PC.