Adware.InstallCore

Short bio

Adware.InstallCore is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of bundlers that installs more than one application on the user’s computer, usually by combining a popular title with one or more adware programs.

The developer behind InstallCore is ironSource, a company that builds monetization, engagement, analytics, and discovery tools for app developers, device manufacturers, mobile carriers, and advertisers. InstallCore is available for Windows and Mac systems.

Type and source of infection

Adware.InstallCore are often served as updates for popular plug-ins like Java or Flash bundled with PUPs and adware.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.InstallCore by using real-time protection.

block Adware.InstallCore

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.InstallCore

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.InstallCore without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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