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Posted: January 30, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 62
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: November 29, 2018
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotMalwareCore is a rogue anti-spyware application advertised by allsecuritypage.com. This program is usually brought into your system by a Trojan called Zlob bundled in a fake video codec. First, the Trojan installs itself secretly onto your machine, then it enables MalwareCore to perform a scan that will only consume your computer's processing power. After the scan is performed, MalwareCore will generate exaggerated notifications of non-existent threats that can only be fixed by the "full version" of the program. It is strongly advised NOT to trust MalwareCore, since it is a tool for malicious attackers to profit from unsuspecting computer users. Immediate removal of MalwareCore is strongly recommended.



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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

MalwareCore 7.3.exe File name: MalwareCore 7.3.exe
Size: 1.83 MB (1839104 bytes)
MD5: b2d041ff5e236be3f0ea8e8e22dd8700
Detection count: 90
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MalwareCore 7.4.exe File name: MalwareCore 7.4.exe
Size: 1.88 MB (1888256 bytes)
MD5: d30945019365199f61e10928441d476d
Detection count: 89
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
mwc_install[1].exe File name: mwc_install[1].exe
Size: 2.47 MB (2470344 bytes)
MD5: d15c7cd09c9b264d3d28f7679bdd31b3
Detection count: 35
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\MalwareCore 7.3

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