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It slices, it dices, it makes Julian fries out of your computer chips. Yes, it’s Malwarecore and it can be yours for just $19.99. But wait! That’s not all! When you buy this product you also get pop-ups, pop-unders, malware, security breaches, and unstable computer systems! All of this for just one low price that you can’t recover when you discover that you’ve been ripped off and your computer is now just a paperweight on the floor next your desk.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, Malwarecore is a rogue anti-spyware program that sneaks onto your computer through a backdoor vulnerability, usually a security issue. Or the program can sneak onto your system by riding on the back of a Trojan virus, probably Zlob or Vundo as they seem to be the two viruses that keep popping up in conjunction with these rogue programs. Don’t let the software’s self-proclaimed features fool you. Once this bugger is on your system, you will seriously consider investing in a sledge hammer.
Malwarecore starts out by informing you that your computer system is infested with viruses, malware programs, adware, and spyware. The first thing you need to know about these claims is that three quarters of the files Malwarecore states are infected files actually a) belong on your computer as part of the Windows operating system or b) don’t actually exist and are fictitious. The program will then go one to convince you that it is the only solution to getting rid of and fixing all the issues that are plaguing your system. If you are gullible, you will believe it and pay for the rogue program, setting yourself up for more problems that you had.
The fully licensed version of the program will hijack your computer by making sure the backdoor it snuck in through stays wide open. Since these are usually unfixed security issues, your computer is now even more vulnerable to hacking attempts, Spam, and other malware or spyware programs. Malwarecore could also be tracking your surfing habits and reporting them back to a third-party who will use the information for nefarious means. You may also notice that your anti-virus and legitimate anti-spyware programs have stopped working, your Internet browser settings have been changed, and the program is not removable by using the Add/Remove tool that comes with your Windows version. Eventually, Malwarecore will cause your very unstable system to stop responding completely.
This program is not new and we have seen it in other versions elsewhere. The website carries very little information other than empty praise and there is no contact information available whatsoever. If you look up the domain and the owner, you will get bogus information. And, you can be assured that the programs ‘features and capabilities’ are highly inflated. There are only two things this rogue anti-spyware program is good at: taking your money and destroying your computer.
The best thing to do if you think Malwarecore is infecting your computer is to run legitimate anti-spyware software like ZookaWare PC Cleaner to find the files related to the rogue program. ZookaWare PC Cleaner will remove the program for you without causing you any more misery than you’ve already been under. Anytime you remove a rogue program like this you should also run your anti-virus program to find and remove the Trojan virus Malwarecore came in on.