New internet adapters appearing randomly  


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro N
       #1

    New internet adapters appearing randomly


    Picture tells more than a thousand words:
    New internet adapters appearing randomly-wtf.png

    Last time I checked there were only five of those extra adapters. I thought they were made by VirtualBox, but since then I haven't used VirtualBox and new adapters have still been appearing. Any ideas what could be causing this?
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  2. Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1
       #2

    Do you have office 2013 installed? It can cause this.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro N
    Thread Starter
       #3

    sciencegeek said:
    Do you have office 2013 installed? It can cause this.
    Hmm yes I do. Should I remove it or is there some sort of fix available?

    BTW I removed all the adapters two weeks ago but one by one they kept coming back. Just checked and they're all there again.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows10
       #4

    Unfortunately I have this problem too and it is driving me crazy. Do you by coincidence also have the problem of your folder view settings not saving? For example, open a folder, change the view settings to something different, go to different folder and then back, has it reverted to something else?

    I have a suspicion it is somehow connected
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  5. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro N
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Xiomax said:
    Unfortunately I have this problem too and it is driving me crazy. Do you by coincidence also have the problem of your folder view settings not saving? For example, open a folder, change the view settings to something different, go to different folder and then back, has it reverted to something else?
    Nope. I just checked and I don't have that problem. However no new network adapters have appeared since removing Office 2013 so that might really have been the source of the problem.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows10
       #6

    After some googling I found this method and it worked for me: LINK

    Do the following& they will disappear

    Win+R -> Type in "msinfo32" press Enter.
    Now you will see the following Console Window.
    MSinfo32 console
    In the left pane navigate to components ->Network -> Adapter Here you can see all the Network Adapters listed Find the TAP adapters and see the Driver location as shown in the below image

    Location of TAP adapter driver
    I have given a sample image as i have already deleted the TAP adapters. Don't delete the Microsoft Adapters. Find the Tap adapters location in listed adapters & go to the location for example: "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\TAP.sys" and delete them.
    After this Just Go to device Management and uninstall the TAP adapters under Network Adapters.
    Note: While uninstalling tick the option "Delete the Driver" if asked for a prompt.
    That's it u r done
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows10
       #7

    Jiia said:
    Nope. I just checked and I don't have that problem. However no new network adapters have appeared since removing Office 2013 so that might really have been the source of the problem.
    Yes that was mentioned in the link I just posted as well.
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