How to remove the DisTM virus

Most antivirus programs identify DisTM.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_VB.AG.

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DisTM.exe file information

The process known as DisTM.exe belongs to software DisTM by 360Web (

Description: DisTM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DisTM.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The DisTM.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify DisTM.exe related errors

Important: You should check the DisTM.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.


User Comments

Is part of TROJ_AGENT_AE
  Dominique Dejonghe  
part of a smartcard software published by 360Web
Its part of a security card often with acer pcs
Part of some pc's security settings
  Kerry   (further information)
commes with platinum security to use the smart card. See your tablet pc, acer, Notebook manager, smart card
  demiurgo   (further information)
part of smart card (encryption) software
  solid   (further information)
Acer Smartcard, never had trouble, suddenly jumps the antivirus. Probably false alarm.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DisTM.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think DisTM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks DisTM.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DisTM issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active DisTM process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the DisTM.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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