Remove InstallCore from your Installer
If you expect people to donate to support your project, then you shouldn't try to obtain extra revenue by lacing your installer with adware. Please remove it. (Even the alternate installer that you claim has "no third-party offers" still contains InstallCore.) If you use this software and are thinking of donating with it in its current state, please reconsider.
Chris Morgan commented
The 3.8.11 update that is supposed to be InstallCore free is being rejected by Windows and saying IC is still in the file. I get you can't, and shouldn't be expected, to operate for free and I encourage people to donate (I use this pretty heavily so I think I've donated nearly yearly)
Could you check on this, please?
My Windows Security suite won't allow the installation to proceed due to threats found in the installer file. It specifically labels InstallCore as a severe threat. Even the "portable" install file has InstallCore, is flagged by Windows Defender, and is quarantined. No installation is possible.
Theodore Tsirpanis commented
An installer without InstallCore is already provided. You can find it in "Other Downloads".
especially when your adware installs an entire "antivirus" software that you cannot uninstall. unacceptable.