7zip.exe

InstallIQ Installation Utility

W3i, LLC

The InstallIQ (InstallX) installation program is a co-bundle stub that devlivers software monetization offers during installation. These offers include web browser toolbars and extensions. The application 7zip.exe, “Installation Utility” by W3i has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.cdn4-downloads.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Description:
Installation Utility

Version:
1.87.0.0

MD5:
ba2be508172b47b48c3e20485b95d392

SHA-1:
4d6110c60d1b04c8762e8c590a950c7b4f5e8aa2

SHA-256:
16d6b0650a4111f597368b72aee801432a318ade705d849947092a16ca5c2305

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
InstallIQ is a bundled offer download and install manager that is designed to show sponsored offers during installation that typically includes adware type toolbars, browser extensions and plugin or other potentially unwanted software along with the promised application.

Analysis date:
12/13/2018 5:28:22 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.W3i.E
14.10.12.20

File size:
2.1 MB (2,181,752 bytes)

Product version:
1.87.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright ©2010 W3i Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallIQ.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\7zip.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
5/18/2009 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/2/2011 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="W3i, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="W3i, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
7393AD65DF71BF83C8882420F2FE0A56

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/30/2010 3:00:40 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:v4FoQMDSVGnksfWGW3km1ZuUrZTEi/pHeb:vVQMOkk8W3V1lNpHE

Entry address:
0xFDAFA

Entry point:
E8, C9, C3, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 6A, 0A, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 06, 63, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 5D, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 5D, E9, DF, FF, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 10, FF, 75, 0C, 8D, 4D, F0, E8, 28, EC, FF, FF, 8B, 45, F0, 83, B8, AC, 00, 00, 00, 01, 7E, 16, 8D, 45, F0, 50, 68, 03, 01, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 09, C4, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, 12, 8B, 80, C8, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 4D, 08, 0F, B7, 04, 48, 25, 03, 01, 00, 00, 80, 7D, FC, 00, 74, 07, 8B, 4D, F8, 83, 61, 70, FD, C9...
 
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Entropy:
6.8537

Code size:
1.2 MB (1,302,016 bytes)

The file 7zip.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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