adobeflashplayeractivexupdatesetup.exe

Adobe Flash Player ActiveX

Download Assistant

This is part of the Air Installer, a download manager which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application adobeflashplayeractivexupdatesetup.exe by Download Assistant has been detected as adware by 13 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the AirInstaller Download Manager installer. This program installs potentially unwanted software on your PC at the same time as the software you are trying to install, without adequate consent. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Adobe Flash Player but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Download Assistant  (signed and verified)

Product:
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX

Version:
3.0.0.61

MD5:
465053e5229a4c2c7fc319dc07216f8a

SHA-1:
8495251f55ae73ecc19fad22b7442ee99b0c786d

SHA-256:
163003850cdcb84433a1228199d561b8e1816b5ded328494dcdd24d2ef465d95

Scanner detections:
13 / 68

Status:
Adware

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:
10/24/2017 7:01:29 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.32
770

AVG
Generic
2015.0.3248

Bitdefender
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.32
1.0.20.1800

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.32
9.0.0.4668

ESET NOD32
Win32/DownloadAssistant.A potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Secure
Riskware.Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
5.13.68

G Data
Gen:Variant.Graftor.169279
14.12.24

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.DownloadAssistant
v2014.12.26.03

MicroWorld eScan
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.32
15.0.0.1080

Norman
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.32
04.12.2014 14:30:06

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DownloadAssistant.c
14.12.26.15

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4782985
35418

File size:
784.1 KB (802,904 bytes)

Product version:
3.0.0.61

Copyright:
(c) Download Assistant

Original file name:
AdobeFlashPlayerActiveXSetup-22796401.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\adobeflashplayeractivexupdatesetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
8/12/2014 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/12/2016 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Download Assistant, O=Download Assistant, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
6BC405E8AC962C676F54816BCC4D4311

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/22/2014 9:20:01 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:zNlLp1zdnY029Ve01uh1eWT8/0Ngani6aAKQZl3Mu65aSf8Pp43NoJpYEUpObRDt:JdcVe01ubfe0Mz8r65643NoJpXDt

Entry address:
0x4CC8F

Entry point:
E8, 4E, 1A, 01, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 54, 24, 0C, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, 85, D2, 74, 69, 33, C0, 8A, 44, 24, 08, 84, C0, 75, 16, 81, FA, 80, 00, 00, 00, 72, 0E, 83, 3D, 00, 4F, 4A, 00, 00, 74, 05, E9, B1, 1A, 01, 00, 57, 8B, F9, 83, FA, 04, 72, 31, F7, D9, 83, E1, 03, 74, 0C, 2B, D1, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 75, F6, 8B, C8, C1, E0, 08, 03, C1, 8B, C8, C1, E0, 10, 03, C1, 8B, CA, 83, E2, 03, C1, E9, 02, 74, 06, F3, AB, 85, D2, 74, 0A, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, EA, 01, 75, F6...
 
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Entropy:
7.1118

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to uswest.gtdlrfwd.com  (107.170.232.134:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-70-238.sea50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.70.238:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-69-181.sea50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.69.181:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-68-205.sea50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.68.205:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-68-167.sea50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.68.167:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to file.org  (66.39.64.146:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to chicago-4.cdn77.com  (37.235.109.18:80)

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