Adware.IronCore

Short bio

Adware.IronCore is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an adware family published by IronSource that targets macOS systems.

Symptoms

Most, but not all, Adware.IronCore variants come in the form of browser extensions.

Source and type of infection

Adware, or advertising-supported software, is software that displays unwanted advertising on your computer device. It is usually installed by Installcore bundlers. Popular programs are combined with the adware component.

bitlord bundler

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac protects users from Adware.IronCore by using real-time protection.

Remediation

Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

  1. Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.
  2. Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.
  3. If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.
  4. Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.
  5. If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

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