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Virus:ADWARE/InstallCore.A.4
Date discovered:03/08/2013
Type:Adware
In the wild:No
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
File size:~1.288.192 Bytes
MD5 checksum:8528ae46e5bbc0a7fd7d5fd8f8f6d2e0
VDF version:7.11.94.170 - Saturday, August 3, 2013
IVDF version:7.11.94.170 - Saturday, August 3, 2013

 General ADWARE/ - Adware

This class of detection flags software that display ads, usually in the internet browser by modifying displayed pages or opening aditional pages with ads. These adware programs are usually installed by the users themselves or come with other software that the users install themselves (usually in exchange for using the software for free or as a default install option).

Users might be unaware that this software was installed or of its behaviour. This detection is meant to flag the file and the behaviour as part of legitimate ad displaying software.

This detection can be disabled and is recommended if the user is aware of the software installed on his/her system and doesn't want this type of software to be detected.
Methods of propagation:
   • No own spreading routine


Aliases:
   •  Eset: Win32/InstallCore.A application
   •  DrWeb: Adware.InstallCore.126


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
   • Windows Vista
   • Windows Server 2008
   • Windows 7

 Files The following files are created:

– Non malicious files:
   • C:\TEMP\ish%eight-digit random character string%\bootstrap_%five-digit random character string%.html
   • C:\TEMP\%eight-digit random character string%.log

Description inserted by Jan-Eric Herting on Saturday, December 7, 2013
Description updated by Jan-Eric Herting on Saturday, December 7, 2013

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