adobe_flash_setup.exe

Information Technology Systems

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application adobe_flash_setup.exe by Information Technology Systems has been detected as adware by 21 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the installCore installer. The setup program uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions. The file has been seen being downloaded from ex-soft.net.
Publisher:
Information Technology Systems  (signed and verified)

MD5:
0a60edb1464e1bb499b71c07dffc9fb5

SHA-1:
8ece6059f58998917e59231f977cc008ff132454

SHA-256:
e2fd77aec13ea2867fc976f47767a1266b770245d17baefaec483e7e434c9e23

Scanner detections:
21 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallCore download manager to install additional potentially unwanted software which may include extensions such as DealPly and various toolbars.

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:
9/24/2018 6:47:52 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.172.168

avast!
Installer-AS [PUP]
150101-1

AVG
Generic
2016.0.3241

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware
1.3.0.6267

Clam AntiVirus
Win.Trojan.Installcore-237
0.98/19454

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Installcore.QH
19538

Dr.Web
Trojan.Packed.28409
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.UQ potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.183.13393

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Trojan
13.183.13393

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.InstallCore
14.0.0.2699

Malwarebytes
Trojan.Downloader
v2015.01.03.05

McAfee Web Gateway
BehavesLike.Win32.CryptInno.bc
7.6897

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Text.Drop.deoyhb
0.28.2.62151

nProtect
Trojan-Clicker/W32.InstallCore.781048
14.09.16.01

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.InformationTechnologySystems.R
15.1.3.5

Sophos
PUA 'Install Core Click run software'
5.09

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.XfHcLeB
37.0.11184

Vba32 AntiVirus
Malware-Cryptor.InstallCore.gen
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4150696
32938

Zillya! Antivirus
Adware.InstallCore.Win32.241
2.0.0.1925

File size:
762.7 KB (781,048 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
7/31/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/1/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Information Technology Systems, OU=IT, O=Information Technology Systems, L=Podgorica, S=Montenegro, C=ME

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
37A48261FA2BD5EDFE85E99767D8A6B8

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 11:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:KPFagX1vpCeWzp8cBePvGPth06G05icn+4QOqIhlexUiL5mASRuVkEt69HYiIHeB:KPFjvdCpDBemVK6v64QZIXexN0Aczilu

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, BF, A9, FF, FF, E8, 5E, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Entropy:
7.8272

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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