A download manager for distributing and installing software. Although marketed as a legitimate software installer, InstallCore often bundles applications together. Users have a choice to opt out but often skip this step and end up with adware and spyware on their devices. InstallCore is categorized as a potentially unwanted program by most antivirus providers.
Adware. Once installed on a device, adware constantly displays ads in pop-up windows and redirects the user to random advertising websites. It doesn’t damage the device in any way; it only slows it down and is annoying to the user.
Browser hijackers. This type of malware gathers information about a user such as IP address, websites visited, search queries, or time spent on particular content. This personally identifiable information can be sold or used for further cyberattacks.