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

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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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