Install Core

Category: Adware and PUAs Protection available since:23 Apr 2012 18:00:14 (GMT)
Type: Unspecified PUA Last Updated:20 Nov 2017 21:24:19 (GMT)

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"Install Core" is an installer which bundles legitimate applications with offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but may include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process.

If you have an installer and are unsure of its origin, you can check to see if the Digital Signature property on the installer file matches the organization who created the software.

Software installed via Install Core installers can often be found for download on the developer's own site free of bundled third party software.

Examples of Install Core include:

Example 1

File Information

Size
1.7M
SHA-1
0034eafdd5fbeeafd507b288f9f9908a0f81d5c6
MD5
1842b4b128a6383d8d37e445eaba5936
CRC-32
4613a172
File type
Windows executable
First seen
2017-11-02

Example 2

File Information

Size
1.2M
SHA-1
00ee761be407b68cf8d50dc7711d085b8e20f3e4
MD5
19652ce3e832cbdedfb8a54a21400080
CRC-32
8207e528
File type
Windows executable
First seen
2017-06-05

Runtime Analysis

Registry Keys Created
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Pekafarof_is1
    VersionMinor
    0x00000001
Processes Created
  • c:\docume~1\support\locals~1\temp\is-jmftq.tmp\sample.tmp

Example 3

File Information

Size
1.3M
SHA-1
0134cd1e116ec9e445a92f7ca8aef47ce00b58f3
MD5
eea3f85fc150b2c86e5cabd45767d791
CRC-32
af017006
File type
Windows executable
First seen
2017-03-20

Runtime Analysis

Registry Keys Created
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mocekapar_is1
    MinorVersion
    0x00000001
Processes Created
  • c:\docume~1\support\locals~1\temp\is-gci32.tmp\sample.tmp

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