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69% remove it31% keep it
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Global Rank #34,140
United States Rank #20,318
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 182.73 days

Moon Secure Antivirus

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What is Moon Secure Antivirus?  (from Trieu Tran Duc)

Moon Secure AV is an opensource antivirus currently using the clamav engine due to fast response time and huge AV database, however we are implementing another engine that is heuristic and will allow users to customize the engine on the fly. Unlike clam it has an enterprise level real-time scanner. It is built for wind...  Read more


Moon Secure Antivirus is a software program developed by Trieu Tran Duc. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is msavcore.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 40.75 MB of memory. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 44.17 MB (46,317,694 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 88% of users of Moon Secure Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Moon Secure Antivirus.
msavcore.exe (5b214d3416736722c9489048b7a165e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
Sophos 4.96 Mal/Behav-058
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.180 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1IJ
moontray.exe (3794cfb335c5e894cb633d0669c7e686) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 16242 Heur.Suspicious
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.FakeAv.iybd
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Artemis!3794CFB335C5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Artemis!3794CFB335C5

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.moonsecure.com/moonav
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 44.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Moon Secure Antivirus

Program executable:msavcore.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Moon Secure Antivirus Suite
Moon Secure Antivirus Core
Path:C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\msavcore.exe
Moon Secure Antivirus is just a wrapper around the open source Clam Antivirus product. Moon Secure Antivirus is typically installed via a software bundle with various toolbars and such and distributed by Freeze.com via W3i's InstallIQ.
Additional files:
  • moonneth.dll - Moon Secure Antivirus (Moon Secure Antivirus Net shield)
  • rmbw.exe - Moon Secure Antivirus remote browser
  • moonsysh.dll
  • (Malware detected) moontray.exe
  • msav.exe
  • inscore.exe
  • libclamav9.dll - ClamWin Antivirus
  • libclamunrar.dll
  • libclamunrar_iface.dll
  • madCHook.dll (by www.madshi.net) - madCHook (api hooking for 9x/nt)
  • mchEvaluation.exe
  • moonavshell.dll
  • moonunins.exe
  • mscmd.exe
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • w32clamav.dll - Win32 DLL CLAMAV

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • moonavshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'moonav' with a class of {CB41F14A-8E22-415D-8E2F-3DFE6719D14F}.
  • msavcore.exe runs as a service named 'Moon Secure Antivirus Core' (msav).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • moontray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Moon Secure Antivirus' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\moontray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:40.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0645970463%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03144976%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03314728%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:44,879,571
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.33 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:717.21 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.38 MB
Total CPU:0.2591724399%
Kernel CPU:0.13082825%
User CPU:0.12834419%
Memory:9.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0039782470%
Kernel CPU:0.00211149%
User CPU:0.00186676%

How do I remove Moon Secure Antivirus?

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Or, you can uninstall Moon Secure Antivirus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Moon Secure Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Moon Secure Antivirus.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.48%
Windows 10 29.58%
Windows Vista 12.68%
Windows XP 11.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.43%
Windows 8.1 11.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.83%
  Germany 6.09%
  France 2.61%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Brazil 0.87%
  South Africa 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Dell 23.33%
Toshiba 15.00%
Acer 11.67%
Lenovo 5.00%
ASUS 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Samsung 1.67%
Sahara 1.67%
Medion 1.67%
Gateway 1.67%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.08%
LENOVO 10091 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 1.54%
Sony VPCEG32FX 1.54%


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