What is PUP.InstallCore.A?
PUP.InstallCore.A is potentially unwanted program that may install adware, toolbars and other useless applications onto your PC. The program is very good at disguising itself and staying in the system as long as possible. One of the main purposes of the program is to generate traffic of certain webpages and thus make easy profit. PUP.InstallCore.A usually comes bundled with freeware or shareware programs. You could have also downloaded the program along with custom installers that are used on such sites as CNET, Softonic and many more. There is nothing beneficial about this program and you should delete PUP.InstallCore.A as soon as you can.
How does PUP.InstallCore.A work?
PUP.InstallCore.A may install adware onto your PC. If so, you will notice an increased amount of various pop-ups, banners, sponsored links and other types of online advertisements. None of these are completely safe and you would be doing yourself a favor if you stayed away from them. The offers may seem useful, but instead of promoted software you may download malware onto your computer which will cause a lot more damage than PUP.InstallCore.A.
If, on the other hand, PUP.InstallCore.A installs a browser hijacker you will see various changes as well. In addition to the advertisements, your browser settings will be altered without your permission. Your default search engine and home page will be automatically modified. You will not be able to change that manually. Moreover, you will get constantly redirected to various unfamiliar pages in the middle of your browsing sessions.
If you do not wish to deal with any of these unwanted programs you will have to terminate PUP.InstallCore.A. You should also keep in mind that when you download free software you need to pay more attention to the installation process. Next time choose Advanced Installation so you can deselect all unfamiliar software.
How to remove PUP.InstallCore.A from my PC?
We recommend to use a powerful malware removal tool (e.g. Spyhunter) in order to uninstall PUP.InstallCore.A. The adaptive anti-malware program will be able to detect PUP.InstallCore.A and all related programs and eliminate them from your PC. It is also a good idea to invest in a trustworthy security tool, because it will keep your computer clean in the future by not allowing similar infections to enter your system. Alternatively, you can use a malware scanner to detect the threats stored on your PC and delete them manually. This option may not be as reliable, but if you want to terminate PUP.InstallCore.A this way you can use the instructions provided below.
Windows XP/Windows 7 and Vista
1. Click on Start and go to Control Panel
2. Select Add or remove programs in Windows XP
3. Choose Uninstall a program in Windows 7 and Vista
4. Select the unwanted program
5. Click Remove/Uninstall
1. Press Windows key and R
2. Enter Control Panel and click OK
3. Pick Uninstall a program
4. Choose the application
5. Click Uninstall.