How to remove the netstat virus

Most antivirus programs identify netstat.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as, and Microsoft identifies it as PWS:Win32/Daurso.A.

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Netstat.exe file information

The process known as RDP Display Driver belongs to software RDPDD.dll by unknown.

Description: Netstat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Netstat.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 15,360 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Netstat.exe is not a Windows system file. netstat.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If netstat.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 65,024 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

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Important: You should check the netstat.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

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Summary: Average user rating of netstat.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks netstat.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving netstat issues

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

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