InstallCore

InstallCore Description

InstallCore is an adware extension that has been classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by PC security analysts. There are many unwanted behaviors that are caused by InstallCore. Some of these may include the following:

  • Irritating, repetitive pop-up advertisements on the affected browser.
  • Web browser redirects to Web pages that contain suspicious, potentially damaging content.
  • Sudden appearance on the affected Web browser without being installed by the affected computer user.

InstallCore may be bundled with free software, included as a browser plug-in or toolbar that may be installed along with the free software unless the computer user explicitly opts out. Unfortunately, it may be a difficult process to opt out of InstallCore and similar adware when installing new programs. In many cases, computer users have to use custom or advanced installation to ensure that only the software that they want is installed and that no additional components or PUPs like InstallCore are included in the installation.

Many anti-malware programs may not identify InstallCore because it's a low-level threat. Because of this, security software may not prevent PC users from installing InstallCore. In many cases, computer users may not realize there is a problem until their Web browser starts bombarding them with advertisements and starts redirecting them to low-quality websites against their will. Although some computer users may find InstallCore useful, any benefit that may be derived from using this PUP is outweighed by the many unwanted behaviors that InstallCore causes on affected computers.

What is the Meaning of InstallCore and PUPs with Similar Characteristics

InstallCore makes unwanted changes to the Windows Registry and affected browser's settings. Some of these changes may include the following:

  • InstallCore may change the affected Web browser's default search engine and homepage automatically.
  • InstallCore may add advertisements to websites viewed on the affected Web browser.
  • InstallCore may lower the affected Web browser's security settings and change the affected computer's settings so as to start up automatically when the computer users starts up Windows.
  • Changes to the affected computer's settings that make it difficult to remove InstallCore from the affected PC.

InstallCore may be difficult to remove because of various strategies, such as remaining on the affected PC even after the computer user has uninstalled InstallCore. One problem that has been reported regarding InstallCore is the fact that InstallCore may return if not uninstalled correctly.

Dealing with InstallCore and Similar PUPs

Browser extensions like InstallCore are used for one purpose only: to make money at the expense of PC users. Despite the fact that InstallCore is promoted as a way of gaining extra functions on a Web browser, many of these special offers are questionable or require that computer users fill out suspicious surveys or visit suspicious websites. InstallCore may display numerous advertisements and unwanted content on the affected browser, making it extremely difficult to use and quickly becoming irritating. InstallCore may insert banner advertisements and in-text links on Web pages viewed on the affected browser. This PUP may also cause the affected browser to display pop-up windows and cause numerous performance issues. For example, affected Web browsers may freeze, crash or slow down significantly, often failing to load Web pages entirely. InstallCore may also affect search engines used on the affected browser, making them display advertisements rather than real, useful search results. PC security researchers advise removing InstallCore with the help of a reliable, fully updated anti-malware program capable of detecting and removing PUPs. Once InstallCore has been removed, computer users should restore any settings changed by this PUP to their defaults.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics


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File System Details

InstallCore creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\0D0S1L2Z1P1B\PDF Creator Packages\uninstaller.exe 572,739 bf375a90fe0b135395e20b0eb9190c11 4,372
2 %SystemDrive%\cnet2_Intel Chipset Driver 7_2_2_1006_zip.exe 463,080 d179a48800d8f35da4e501580f265783 431
3 %TEMP%\icreinstall_setup (2).exe 975,840 90c5e2f9d55e5322db0df4e917c04f0c 169
4 %TEMP%\icreinstall_spyhunter_dsetup.exe 630,280 a0ba37e4c2e75ac0cb63d56c268d4cbd 153
5 %TEMP%\icreinstall_free flash player setup.exe 962,376 cb6943b5d640104bb9d32151a44d65b4 142
6 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_flplayer_setup.exe 682,816 4dc248f66823062cf159954c91f09ff5 128
7 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_java-runtime-environment.exe 706,160 441e13afb58f787acb0e2dbd971731a4 117
8 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_apostila-enem--32-bits.exe 619,704 678110f5abe4c5a1b73f4d70995dc742 110
9 %TEMP%\icreinstall_pobierz_spyhunter-installer.exe 736,064 fda60f1194d7c379604aea6d318c80b1 75
10 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_Word-Viewer(12113)-dp.exe 754,240 467a31c708b789c7a2b479446025ddb5 64
11 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_exe.exe 1,113,852 76f5d7e36660d8de1800d5d979b5acef 64
12 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_AdobeFlash_setup.exe 738,368 28dad2c1c41bdacd364b9481440513a6 63
13 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_Adobe_Reader_Setup (1).exe 768,240 939f289d59bf1ba4641539d14eab07e4 61
14 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_counter-strike.exe 1,035,056 a3258740b61d9d8d2f8e6c30a7b6d4f0 43
15 %TEMP%\ICReinstall_nsc394C.tmp 592,714 b72fa5aa22408c89e4a9f2b55b7092b6 43
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Registry Details

InstallCore creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\SoftSuma, value: Evasi0n_Setup.exe
Software\InstallCore\Uninstall\0P0D0FtT0C1F1G2X1P1C2Z1P1C
Software\InstallCore\Uninstall\0M2Y1B1L1RtT0C1F1G2X1P1C2Z1P1C
Software\csastats
Software\ProductSetup

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