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PUA.InstallCore

PUA.InstallCore

Updated:
November 02, 2016
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
InstallCore
Publisher:
IronSource
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.InstallCore is a potentially unwanted application that installs other potentially unwanted applications onto the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 30, 2015
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 16, 2017 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 30, 2015
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 16, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 07, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
PUA.InstallCore is an installer that bundles legitimate applications with potentially unwanted applications such as PUA.BabylonToolbar .

Once executed, the application creates the following files:
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\ApplicationData\Babylon\log_file.txt
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\ApplicationData\Babylon\Setup\Setup2.zpb
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\is1373634743\1242763080.cfg
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\is1373634743\156876672_Setup.CIS
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\is1373634743\156876695_Setup.CIS
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\is1373634743\MyBabylonTB.exe
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\blank.gif
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\buttons.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\ie6_main.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\main.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\browse.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\button.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\checkbox.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\button-bg.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\progress-bar.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\defaultOffer\offer_code.dat
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\defaultOffer\offer_html.dat
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\defaultOffer\US\offer_code.dat
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\defaultOffer\US\offer_html.dat
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\back-button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Bg.jpg
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\close_button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\finish-button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\finish_button.jpg
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\icon.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\loader.gif
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\next-button-over.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\next-button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\progress-bg.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\skip-button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Software.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\license.txt
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\EN.local
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\wnzpw.dll
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\form.bmp.Mask
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\csshover3.htc
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\CS.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\DE.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\EN.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\ES.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\FR.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\IT.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\JA.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\KO.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\NL.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\PT.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\RU.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\TW.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\locale\ZH.locale
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\BG.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Close.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Close_Hover.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Color_Button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Color_Button_Hover.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Grey_Button.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Grey_Button_Hover.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Loader.gif
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Progress.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\ProgressBar.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\Welcome_BG.jpg
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\images\arrow.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\ie6_main.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\main.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\browse.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\button.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\checkbox.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\progress-bar.css
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\button-bg.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg-corner.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg.png
    • %SystemDrive%\DocumentsandSettings\Administrator\LocalSettings\Temp\ish156874359\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg2.png
    The application may connect to one or more of the following remote locations:
    • [http://]info.babylon.com/stat/repor[REMOVED]
    • cdnus.webfilescdn.com
    • cdneu.webfilescdn.com
    • os.webfilescdn.com
    • rp.webfilescdn.com
    • info.babylon.com
    • stp.babylon.com
    • rp.dinipip.com
    • os.dinipip.com
    • info.dinipip.com
    • rp.downloadastrocdn.com
    • os.downloadastrocdn.com
    • info.downloadastrocdn.com

      The bundled potentially unwanted applications may be installed onto the computer by default.



      You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

      Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



      FOR NORTON USERS
      If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


      Removal Tool

      If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


      How to reduce the risk of infection
      The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


      FOR BUSINESS USERS
      If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


      Identifying and submitting suspect files
      Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


      Removal Tool

      If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


      How to reduce the risk of infection
      The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
      Protecting your business network



      MANUAL REMOVAL
      The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


      1. Performing a full system scan
      How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


      2. Restoring settings in the registry
      Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.