What is Internat.exe

Keyboard Language Indicator Applet - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System - Microsoft Corporation

File description

Internat.exe with description Keyboard Language Indicator Applet is a process file from company Microsoft Corporation belonging to product Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System.
The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher (Europe) - VeriSign Time Stamping Service CA SW1
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher (Europe)

What is internat.exe?
This is the process that provides the multi-lingual features in Windows. It is responsible for displaying the language selection button in the taskbar.

The execution of this process is not essential to the proper operation of the system; however, it should not be removed as it is a part of the operating system. It is safe to disable the service; however, by doing so you will forgo the language features of Windows.

Dangers of internat
As this is a part of the operating system that runs on many systems, it is common for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. The following malware is known to disguise itself as internat.exe:
  • Troj/Lydra (%SystemRoot%)
    • This is an information stealing Trojan that includes functionality to email personal information to a remote server.
  • W32/Protoride-H (%SystemRoot%\System32)
    • This is a worm that is known to spread via network shares. It also copies itself into the shared folders of many peer-to-peer applications, thus allowing it to spread through them as well.
  • W32/Autorun-K (%SystemRoot%\System32)
    • This is worm that spreads by copying itself to removable storage devices.
  • W32/Protorid-AB
    • This is Trojan horse that spreads via the RPC DCOM vulnerability, allowing a remote attacker to issue commands via IRC.
There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • This process interferes with your network connectivity
    • This is typically caused by a Trojan. Run a virus scan as soon as possible to eliminate the infection.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu
005 Current user startup startmenu
008 Autorun registry entries Default user
009 Autorun registry entries SYSTEM user
012 Autorun registry entries S-1-5-XX users
033 Winlogon Userinit
138 Local Machine RunonceEx (+subkeys)
166 HKCU Policies\Explorer\Run
167 HKLM Policies\Explorer\Run
191 Terminal Server\Install\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
10 Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher (Europe) - VeriSign Time Stamping Service CA SW1
3 Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher - NO LIABILITY ACCEPTED, (c)97 VeriSign, Inc.
2 Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher (Europe) - NO LIABILITY ACCEPTED, (c)97 VeriSign, Inc.
1 Microsoft Windows 2000 Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service CA SW1

MD5 security rating in our database

29 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
4 files (Safe and not signed)
22 files (Safe and digitally signed)
Some versions of this filename have not yet been checked for safety.
Warning: Some malware might rename itself to internat.exe. Always make sure that your file is from a verified publisher.

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