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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

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either prompt you for a desired action, allow the program to run, block access to the program but leave it in place, or move it to the quarantine where it cannot harm your device.

Allow blocked files and exclude files from scanning

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to allow the program to run. You can also change the settings of the F-Secure security product to exclude it from further scanning. Note: you need administrative rights to change the settings.

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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.

Based 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