What is SnareCore.EXE?

The genuine SnareCore.EXE file is a software component of SNARE Agent for Windows by InterSect Alliance Pty.
The SNARE Agent for Windows, ("SNAREcore.exe"), normally found in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in "C:\Windows", enables a computer in a security-conscious enterprise network to selectively report data from thousands of system event log file entries per second to an Intersect Alliance SNARE (System iNtrusion Analysis and Reporting Environment) Server. Commercial "Enterprise" and "Epilog" Agents for Windows by Intersect Alliance are fully supported by IA but there are also open-source Agents with more restricted capabilities and less (or no) compliance with official security standards. Many competing SIEM-type software products also accept SNARE data. The Australian co-founders of IA, Leigh Purdie and George Cora, initially released the SNARE Agent for Linux, and later for Windows and many other platforms, in the early 2000's, as open-source software. As their international market grew, they developed the SNARE Server to receive and analyze these Agents' data.

SNARECORE stands for System iNtrusion Analysis and Reporting Environment Collector Of Relevant Events

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SnareCore.EXE on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SnareCore.EXE file information

Windows Task Manager with SnareCore
SnareCore.EXE process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SNARE Service belongs to software SNARE Service by InterSect Alliance Pty (

Description: SnareCore.EXE is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SnareCore.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 294,912 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 299,008 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with SnareCore.EXE, you can also uninstall Snare from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or contact Customer Service.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SnareCore.EXE, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SnareCore.EXE process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It provides a means to send syslog type information to a central Syslog Server
  gbristol   (further information)
Program that facilitates the central collection andprocessing of Event Log info
  Piers   (further information)
Program that facilitates the central collection and processing of Event Log info
  Piers   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SnareCore.EXE: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks SnareCore.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SnareCore issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SnareCore. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SnareCore.EXE process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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