Soft Cores is a program that is closely associated with a Trojan infection. Therefore, our researchers place this application in the Trojan category. The good news about it is that the program does not try to steal your personal information or anything of the kind. Rather than that, the program simply exploits your system’s resources for its own purpose. Eventually, it might become impossible to run most of your programs, so you need to remove Soft Cores from your computer the moment you notice the discrepancies. When you are done with the removal, you should also invest in a licensed antispyware tool.
Probably one of the most annoying things about this infection is that users install it themselves. Albeit it is highly unlikely that Soft Cores will inform you about the oncoming installation, the truth is that users launch the installation willingly. This happens because of the distribution method employed. Security experts suggest that this Trojan travels bundled with freeware or unreliable installers. Users often encounter such things when they download programs from third-party sources. Please be careful when you are about to launch a third-party installer: They may bring more than just one application to your system.
You will not notice anything different about your system at first, especially if you do not play a lot of video games or use any program that would require a lot of system resources. However, the longer Soft Cores remains on your system, the more resources it will hog. Eventually, you will see that it is hard to load anything and that your computer is super slow. When that happens, you should check the running processes via Task Manager. This Trojan will use up to 70% of your system’s resources, and most of that should be visible in the Systemcore.exe process. If you see that this process is taking up most of your CPU power, there is a very good chance that you have been infected with this Trojan.
Why is Soft Cores Trojan using so much of your system resources? Well, it is a mining Trojan, and it means that it requires power to mine digital currency. For the most part, it is used to mine Bitcoin crypto currency. It is one of the most sought-after digital currencies nowadays (with 1BTC costing more than $7000), and so it is only natural that cyber crooks are trying to make use of all the potential methods to get a hold of this currency.
You should not be a paw in this game. Remove Soft Cores from your system immediately and then acquire a powerful antispyware tool that would protect your PC from similar intruders in the future. Needless to say, your web browsing habits are just as important in ensuring your system’s stability, so please stay away from suspicious websites and other pages that promote and distribute freeware.
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|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Systemcore.exe||4529152 bytes||MD5: 5b72a3db4e884749eba12b91855a0331|
|2||libmySQL.dll||4002304 bytes||MD5: 553df4a9d18f4577cbbb280803f729cf|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|