TargetSoft.inetadpt is a Layered Socket Provider (LSP). A LSP can intercept most of the internet traffic going to and from your computer. LSPs are powerful but if they are buggy, installed or removed incorrectly they will break your internet connection.

TargetSoft.inetadpt is bundled with FreeWire 3.2.3, but not mentioned in the EULA. After the installation the internet connection was lost on my lab computer. After investigating the problem it turned out that TargetSoft.inetadpt was the one breaking my internet connection. The broken connection was fixed with a tool called LSPFix.

If you have inetadpt.dll on your computer, please send it for analysis.





If you have any of the files related to TargetSoft.inetadpt on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the TargetSoft.inetadpt software. Thank you very much for your time!


AVG Antivirus [Downloader.Targetsoft.A], Trojan-Downloader.Win32.TargetSoft.b [Kaspersky Anti-Virus], Trojan.Downloader.Targetsoft.B [mks_vir]


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Uninstall procedure

I was unable to find an uninstall entry for this in the "Add/Remove programs".

Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove TargetSoft.inetadpt manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If TargetSoft.inetadpt remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again. Please notice that inetadpt.dll is a layered socket provider that can break your internet connection if it is removed incorrectly. Proceed at your own risk!

  1. Download and run LSPFix.
  2. Check 'I know what I'm doing'.
  3. Select 'inetadpt.dll'.
  4. Click the right-pointing arrow.
  5. Click 'Finished'.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. Delete the following file: %SystemDir%\inetadpt.dll
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

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