By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,382
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 108,001
First Seen: August 25, 2014
Last Seen: September 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PepperZip is an adware platform that may offer services for loading targeted ads or other related offers through 3rd parties. The PepperZip program could be loaded on a computer automatically due to installing random freeware or bundled software. In such a case, PepperZip may then load at startup of Windows where it will display pop-up notifications or ads while you are surfing the internet. The PepperZip services may not prove to be useful for some computer users, who may also find PepperZip's actions annoying. In such a case, PepperZip should be removed or completely uninstalled. Due to PepperZip having other components or plugins that load up on a computer, it may be best to find all of those files and remove them one by one to fully eliminate PepperZip. Additionally, PepperZip could be completely removed through use of an antispyware application capable of removing adware from a PC.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
AVG Agent5.FTN
Kaspersky UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
McAfee Artemis!6290D79C5E91
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bhbe
McAfee Artemis!353A2A82C174
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bgux
Fortinet W32/Agentb.BGUS!tr
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bgus
McAfee Artemis!45331B179B69
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bgvq
McAfee Artemis!B465351883ED
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bgwp
McAfee Artemis!915865ED8759
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Agen.g9
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Agentb.bguk

SpyHunter Detects & Remove PepperZip

File System Details

PepperZip may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. rcore.exe 0fc581ccb806b957643138f2ed9377c6 4,303
2. rcore.exe 1ca01832031e997bbac85bfb0b10d7cf 2,605
3. rcore.exe 063fa3188a36b02bf1e3015b6cb2d0e2 2,363
4. rcore.exe 55b189f88004373399379445250379f5 2,292
5. rcore.exe 358c67757f25f3e417d052f699952f30 2,061
6. rcore.exe c52fb45e9a96bf572a857f76547e3b24 2,045
7. rcore.exe ad9997f1faf0230241f063f532bbf449 1,945
8. rcore.exe 61875854932e80701a6d9b447810229e 1,668
9. rcore.exe 7a782c351a459f23e59eb8ad7ae6425b 1,655
10. rcore.exe 0339f10250377cc495fa24f1fca949ca 1,418
11. rcore.exe 8313605f1e70e5ef34754cf6d25d3e4f 1,372
12. rcore.exe fda181c6deb77a35f555887698695e21 1,310
13. rcore.exe 94bf02a1820118a04bd1f87d41c13d40 973
14. rcore.exe 236e23d5d61a903af7006c2b5ca9b508 931
15. score.exe 5843eeeef85b745609f810fd92c6383f 682
16. rcore.exe 13e33e06685f7733f2f44f3255d9f9a9 665
17. rcore.exe 59cfdd0859bf3097f6a521046dacc15b 564
18. rcore.exe 4a51c5e7be68db303bf74bd0ffc15e2b 439
19. score.exe 353a2a82c174560b158651f1d5b1aed1 426
20. rcore.exe 312998d45631d159562a7a478d4a067d 401
21. score.exe 15bb785071c31d6e666d20595f61c9e9 382
22. rcore.exe 27dd15f3aa435b03fbf61c363cbdfea9 372
23. rcore.exe 5866cf6bdf0e29af47276bff145280cd 352
24. rcore.exe 1cccbfaf92b91f87509017bd633e2539 267
25. rcore.exe 5070d08289729a83fce0835f632aee17 217
26. rcore.exe 4d698376f3bbccdac23ab590308f7135 122
27. rcore.exe 976979b6f5898b6af526d43c6d4979ee 26
More files

Registry Details

PepperZip may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\PepperZip.exe
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\PepperZip.exe


PepperZip may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PepperZip
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PepperZip


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