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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Soft Cores

Soft Cores is not a good program, so users who find it installed on their computers should delete it right away. Speaking specifically, this program is known to be a cryptocurrency miner. To put it differently, it is one of those applications that are installed on users’ computers without their knowledge to mine the digital currency using their PCs’ resources (usually, CPU and/or GPU power). In most cases, cryptocurrency miners are installed on users’ computers without their knowledge, but it is still possible to find out about their successful entrance – there should be a new process in Task Manager. On top of that, you will find a new Value named core_i in the Run registry key (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) if Soft Cores is ever installed on your computer. You should remove it right away if you have already detected it on your system because it will only bring problems to you. We will tell you more about this cryptocurrency miner in the next paragraph, and you will see for yourself that it is not a good idea to keep it active.

Once Soft Cores is successfully installed, it starts mining the digital currency on victims’ machines using their power. Most likely, it is used to mine Bitcoins, specialists say, but, of course, it might be used to miner other cryptocurrencies too. Since this miner makes the computer work in full swing, you might notice that certain programs launch slower, it takes more time to access certain websites, or your computer freezes more often. Luckily, everything will get back to normal the second you remove Soft Cores from your computer. We cannot promise that its removal will be very easy because Soft Cores is not one of those ordinary applications that have uninstallers in Control Panel. To delete it from your system, you will need to remove all its components one by one. Luckily, it does not have many of them.

Users do not install Soft Cores voluntarily on their computers. In most cases, it arrives on their computers without their knowledge. This cryptocurrency miner also works in the background and does not have an interface, so it does not surprise us at all that a bunch of people do not know that they have it installed on their computers. There are several signs showing that this Trojan is active on the system. First, as mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, there should be a new process in Task Manager. In addition, users should be able to find a folder with all files belonging to this miner in %AppData%\Architecture\member. Last but not least, it creates a new Value (core_i) in the system registry upon the entrance. The last modification allows it to start working on system startup, so do not expect to disable it by rebooting your computer.

It is quite a surprise for many users that Soft Cores is installed on their computers because this cryptocurrency miner is usually installed on their computers without their knowledge. Because of this, specialists working at have decided to analyze how this malicious application is usually distributed. Their investigation has shown that this miner is usually spread via malicious installers, and, in most cases, it is installed on users’ computers together with other programs. It is one of the reasons it takes time for users to find out that they have malware installed on their computers. Malware is often hidden deeper in installers to make sure that it can slither onto computers unnoticed, so we cannot promise that it will be very easy to protect your computer from malicious applications that will try to infiltrate your computer in the future too. As a consequence, we highly recommend that you install an automatic security tool on your computer.

Do not even bother checking Control Panel – Soft Cores is not a simple program, and you could not delete it from there. What you need to do instead is to delete its folder and Value from the Run registry key. If you have never erased malware from your computer manually, use our instructions; however, if it still does not become clearer what you need to do, perform a full system scan with an automated malware remover. You can download an automated antimalware tool from the web, but keep in mind that not all tools promoted are legitimate malware removers.

Delete Soft Cores

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Delete the folder %AppData%\Architecture\member.
  3. Close Explorer and tap Win+R.
  4. Insert regedit and press Enter.
  5. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  6. Locate the Value core_i, right-click it, and select Delete.
  7. Empty Recycle bin.
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