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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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