Threat Description

Application: ​W32/InstallCore


Category: Riskware
Type: Application
Platform: W32
Aliases: Gen:variant.application.installcore, Gen:variant.application.installcore.1, Gen:variant.application.installcore.3, Gen:variant.application.installcore.4


InstallCore is an advertising module that displayed targeted advertising material.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically block the suspect file from running and prompt the user to select a further desired action.

Excluding a file from scanning

If you are aware of and accept any potential risk associated with this program, you can configure the F-Secure security product to exclude it from scanning.

Suspect a False Alarm?

If you suspect a file has been incorrectly identified as malicious, (that is, it is a False Alarm or a False Positive), please first ensure your F-Secure security program is up-to-date with the latest detection database updates, then rescan the suspect file.

If you continue to suspect a False Alarm, you may submit a sample of the suspect file to our Security Labs for further analysis via the Submit A Sample (SAS) page.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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Technical Details

InstallCore is an advertising module that displayed targeted advertising material. User information may be collected from the system in order to select the appropriate advertisements for display.


Installcore may be distributed as an individual component bundled with other applications. This distribution method is most commonly seen on file-sharing or third-party application download sites.

Depending on the distribution mechanism, users may be presented with an End User License Agreement (EULA) that states the application's purpose and information gathering activities.

Users may or may not elect to install the component, at their own discretion.

Description Created: 2012-03-07 10:00:43.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-03-07 10:00:43.0


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