How to get rid of the mscorews VirusSometimes the mscorews file may cloak a virus, e.g. F-Secure found Trojan:W32/Agent.EQB, as well as Sophos found Mal/Generic-A. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with mscorews.dll
We are unfortunately unable to provide any details about the the producer and its related software. There is simply nothing available. However, you can read about what the mscorews.dll process does elsewhere on this page. An obsolete or defective version of mscorews.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- mscorews.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mscorews.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mscorews.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mscorews.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mscorews.dll mscorews.dll
mscorews.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mscorews.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 81,920 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 0000DE80-AEC3-70C3-4176-CE509063E000 or, as the case may be, 00009E9F-DDD7-AA59-AA7D-AA4B7D6BE000. There is no internal description of the file. The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This mscorews program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. mscorews.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 92% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find mscorews.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about mscorews?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove mscorews.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mscorews.dll (mscorews.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of mscorews.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for mscorews.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mscorews.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.