How to remove the ServerCore virus

Most antivirus programs identify ServerCore.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EB115 or TROJ_GEN.R047C0EB815, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2.

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ServerCore.exe file information

The process known as ServerCore.exe appears to belong to software unknown by Jiajie Yin.

Description: ServerCore.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ServerCore.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 19,968 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 26,928 bytes, 19,456 bytes or 20,992 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ServerCore.exe file is not a Windows core file. ServerCore.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Gmail provides a support site for assistance, and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Jiajie Yin).

Recommended: Identify ServerCore.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ServerCore.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.


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Best practices for resolving ServerCore issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ServerCore process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ServerCore.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

ServerCore.exe [all]