adobe-reader.exe

Start Now

This is the OutBrowse Revenyou installer which bundles offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted and installed without consent. The application adobe-reader.exe by Start Now has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the OutBrowse Revenyou installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Adobe's free Reader but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Start Now  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e2f052adc0ab2c350f5f3f7b04a12391

SHA-1:
51f6ab8b6359a8fa6f08e9b62f408ad21692e5cc

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
8/19/2018 3:03:52 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Outbrowse.StartNow.Bundler (M)
16.6.26.13

File size:
559.2 KB (572,600 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
OutBrowse Revenyou (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\documents and settings\hp_administrateur\mes documents\downloads\adobe-reader.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
10/10/2014 4:45:55 PM

Valid to:
10/11/2015 4:45:55 PM

Subject:
CN=Start Now, O=Start Now, L=Dublin, C=IE

Issuer:
CN=GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - SHA256 - G2, O=GlobalSign nv-sa, C=BE

Serial number:
1121E62C7AAE5E56FB35260AD52F25921592

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 11:50:52 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:/+NgC50un8fesnwqZhEcH30TAEIP718Ri6oRKiUWtGo7:/ET8feHcX00EIRAi6oRKiUm

Entry address:
0x30FA

Entry point:
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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