How to remove the destract virus

Most antivirus programs identify destract.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!500C27D19E50, and Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic.

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Destract.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with destract
Destract.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SDU Application belongs to software SDU Application by unknown.

Description: Destract.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Destract.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,824,768 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 1,822,208 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The destract.exe file is not a Windows system file. Destract.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

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If destract.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 1,822,208 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Destract.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the destract.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving destract issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active destract process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the destract.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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