win32:mdeclass is the threat detection that can indicate a seriously damaging virus or show up as false positive

MdeClass virus

MdeClass virus

win32:mdeclass – the detection name that can indicate malicious executable or a potentially unwanted program that runs in the background. It can also be a false positive detection result triggered by incompatible software or driver issues. This detection appears on Windows 10, 8, and older versions of Windows 7 and can be triggered by various AV vendors, including Windows Defender. Users[1] have reported this particular alert, and these issues continue to raise questions because there is no particular program or file that would trigger detections and indicate particular malware to remove.

The detection of this MdeClass virus mainly appears on AVG/Avast and triggers users’ concerns about the state of the machine. You may additionally notice other symptoms like processes running in the background or on the Task Manager that can indicate the unwanted program or even malicious intruder. But besides those issues, heuristic detection can only be false and triggered accidentally. Running an additional system scan using the same or alternate AV tool can help indicate real problems on the computer if there are any. 

Name win32:mdeclass
Type Heuristic detection that possibly indicates malware/ trojan/ PUP
Alternate detection names UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic; RDN/Generic BackDoor; Win32:Malware-gen; Trojan.Win32.Generic
Distribution Different malware can infiltrate the system using different ways, so this threat may be installed from the malicious email message or hacked site, use bundling methods or different techniques that allow stealthily infiltrations
Damage When extremely malicious such trojans/worms can trigger installations of ransomware and miners or more severe direct threats
Elimination win32:mdeclass removal can be performed using the AV tool that indicated this name, or alternate version of the anti-malware software
Repair Cleaning the machine also includes system repair, so rely on PC tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego that can indicate affected or corrupted files for you

win32:mdeclass can trigger processes that delay tasks, disable particular system functions, or add programs on the machine to launch needed features and operations on the infected computer. The machine that gets affected by such malware can become a tool for mining cryptocurrency[2] or attackers may use computer resources to spread on the associated network or infect the particular device using other malware like ransomware.

win32:mdeclass removal can be especially difficult if the malware triggered changes in the system, added serious trojans or ransomware. This is why you should get an additional security tool or anti-malware program that is capable of detecting the malware and cleaning the system fully. You may need to check a few times, to be sure. 

win32:mdeclass can act as any other PUP or be sneaky as trojans and information-stealing malware, so expect the worst and make sure to eliminate all threats from the computer. In most cases, silent malware focuses on modifying system files creating folders, and installing other programs. Operating system may get significantly damaged when such threats have more time to run.

The minute you get the alert about win32 mdeclass detection, you should check the task manager, other places where processes may run, and search for any suspicious additions on web browsers. If the trojan got downloaded while surfing online it can be an old guest already.

If win32:mdeclass detection is related to serious malware the threat can trigger various changes and damage on the system:

  • executable code attractions;
  • creating entries in the memory;
  • running or disabling processes;
  • installing programs or malware;
  • collecting information from the machine directly;
  • encoding data;
  • preventing routine access to the workstation;
  • disabling system functions.

win32:mdeclass is the detection name that can indicate anything from the PUP to a serious trojan.

win32:mdeclass is the detection name that can indicate anything from the PUP to a serious trojan.

Remove win32:mdeclass once you found anything suspicious and make sure to check for any compromised or affected files, programs, registry entries with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. This is not the AV program that could remove the threat, but when security tools eliminate the trojan itself, you need such an application to repair the damage left behind. 

Make sure that anything that mdeclass has damaged gets repaired before you and any new files or start using the PC normally again. There are many possibilities that this malware may renew itself and act on the same system again. Any installed files, altered settings can still control malicious processes and use the machine for hackers’ gain.

win32:mdeclass can trigger other phishing campaigns[3] and include your device or trick you into participating in illegal activities or exposure to malicious content. Try to stay away from any content that raises questions and do not click on any links, emails, and download pages. Consider the system infected by malware until anti-malware tools prove you wrong.

Possible detection names for the same win32 mdeclass virus

Since some of the Trojan-type malware pieces can run without any symptoms and do all the needed operations from the background, you may encounter other detection names. Especially, when there are tons of possible results associated with the same threat because AV detection engines use databases. win32 mdeclass can be anything from info-stealer to ransomware dropper.


Win32:Malware-gen is the generic result indicating trojans, worms, PUAs, and other threats that affect Windows operating systems. Since it is generic, malware detected with this name can act as a serious trojan or a simple worm.


Win32:Dropper-gen can indicate the same malicious application but with particular payload dropper functionality. Such threats can install more severe threats.


Trojan.Win32.Generic heuristic name is showing up on various AV detection tool results, so the threat can trigger detection alerts and run various functions, trigger serious damage. 

Malware infection distribution and prevention ways

Trojans, malware, worms, or even ransomware can get installed while the user is surfing online. Paying attention to details and especially to red flags can be crucial in such cases, so you should avoid downloading software from reliable sources and using p2p services or torrent sites, pirating domains. 

You should stay away from any malicious pages, sites that can lead to gambling or adult sites. Any service that provide free downloads, adult content, or claims to be safe and free while promoting questionable software should be considered harmful. Visiting these sites exposes you to malicious material and your data gets tracked, collected, misused by third-parties.

Web browsers with plugins that are out of data can also trigger some malware infections, so make sure to have the latest version. Keep the AV or security tools updated too, so all the detections are sincere and indicate real threats for you. Emails with suspicious attachments should also raise some questions, especially when you do not know the sender or company that the notification is allegedly from.

Remove any malware associated with win32:mdeclass virus

You need to clean the system fully to find and remove win32:mdeclass once and for all. Most of the AV detection engines can find these trojans, malware, or worms that may be hidden behind this heuristic name. Make sure to run a proper scan using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes and go through those results.

You may see some legitimate programs on the list of the AV software when you try to perform win32:mdeclass removal. Do not panic, just try the alternate version of the program since false detections are common. If that also happens, consider the program dangerous and follow with the cleaning. Also, you can check the system for affected or corrupted files using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, so any compatibility issues get fixed automatically.

Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.

This entry was posted on 2020-05-27 at 09:35 and is filed under Malware, Viruses.