How to remove the JDstart virus

Most antivirus programs identify JDstart.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R28C1K3.

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JDstart.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with JDstart
JDstart.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process JDstart.exe has no vendor information.

Description: JDstart.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file JDstart.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 174,147 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify JDstart.exe related errors

Important: You should check the JDstart.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

Suspicious process, try to downloads other files from Internet.

Summary: Average user rating of JDstart.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving JDstart issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active JDstart process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the JDstart.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

JDstart.exe [all]