Syscenter, Trojan.Win32.SysCenter


This malware drops itself into the system. Its purpose does not appear to be directly malicious. Most of the program's strings are encrypted using the Windows' cryptographic services.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

This malware does not appear to be a direct security threat, although it installs itself into the system without asking for any kind of permission from the user. Most of the malware's textual content is encrypted by means of the Cryptography API provided by Windows. The Cryptographic Service Provider used is "Microsoft Base Cryptographic Provider v1.0", and the encryption algorithm used is RSA. Of course, the decryption Key lies within the program's code, which renders the obfuscation attempt almost useless.

Installation to system

It will copy itself into the Windows' System folder as any of the following:


And will add an entry in the registry at:


Which will be named as the filename dropped (without the extension) and point to the executable.