How to Remove “CORE.EXE”

What is core.exe ?

core.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as EA Download Manager.  It is associated with EA Download Manager, developed by Electronic Arts. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as core.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with core.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with core.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • core.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible core.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove core.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove core.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 November 2008 at 6:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e103f4b71b10a642
e6f580317da1e4b0
c96d7adc
5b91e4c6766c76b3
d5c35fb076aca7a6
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5bc95ffb105c3c4d
741411e20abb0a9b
8803f549
eff7ff7cde812416
e749ff87b1fbdb89
Unclassified
Malware
No 7.9.9600.1
6422
(winblue_g
dr.131006-
1505)
7.9.9600.1
6422
United States N/A
3 深度技术 小兵作品 Executable d696882be38e0738
4a0dcb282f8cd40c
d75aea33
d639a5fe650a4558
75be44ec9be626b4
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.5, Build
071101
N/A China N/A
4 Electronic Arts Executable fcf06fbbe0e9a05a
784eb92c8c6add64
63f70c89
da97984f6b9c168f
8c8eb403c8f3b5f3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.O
No 4.0.0.462 4.0.0.462 Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 November 2008 at 8:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b5698de0d696ade2
c371c9d92adb0b99
b4b8b98f
123286383af62dcb
3f2caa62b2defc4d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 54b40e435ae91a26
f96764510d709e59
709bd5df
1ee568b426f15c8a
8a8be53447f16619
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Electronic Arts Executable e44ba493aa7b035a
18aa5c488f9af99c
c4f6047f
03db79bdefc46935
1271562d59e53a74
No 5.0.0.288 5.0.0.288 Russian Federation
4 ПЕТРО-АЭРО-БАНК Executable 1588da6448d831c5
aac557c025a81679
198f3137
d8e6c2e390cae17f
4c6bb22f3de9dc62
No 3.2.0.11 3.0.0.33 United States
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