apache-openoffice_setup_download.exe

DownloadGuide

Covus Pro GmbH

The application apache-openoffice_setup_download.exe by Covus Pro GmbH has been detected as adware by 4 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Covus installer. During install, it bundles potentially unwanted software on a user's computer at the same time without adequate consent. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Apache OpenOffice but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
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Publisher:
Covus Pro GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
DownloadGuide

Version:
9.9.9.9

MD5:
8cc59a6baea3f147fa3d18f5f66ca945

SHA-1:
c6067eccb4d56ebba50b91fb62b8dc10def85b40

SHA-256:
c6f988050c1b595e603f3bfd2fe52ca0bce0d3ede35ee9b33be89cb6caff8472

Scanner detections:
4 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Includes bundled offers in the installer/download manager that include adware components such as Best-markit, and Search Protect (ClientConnect).

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
12/7/2016 9:46:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

ESET NOD32
MSIL/DownloadGuide (variant)
8.9444

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A
v2014.06.10.03

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.CovusProGmbH.a
14.6.10.15

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File size:
579.7 KB (593,640 bytes)

Product version:
9.9.9.9

Copyright:
Copyright © 2012

Original file name:
in.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\apache-openoffice_setup_download.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
2/5/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/6/2014 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Covus Pro GmbH, O=Covus Pro GmbH, STREET=Schwedter Str. 263, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10119, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00B3EC5582300459EBAEAA1DCABDECF1A8

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/6/2013 9:55:55 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:Q89DHx9Pu9aACxIq6R4EnEvLvAXjd9ELMu7m:F9DHx9G9aRCq6RfazAb+Muy

Entry address:
0x6888E

Entry point:
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Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
410.5 KB (420,352 bytes)

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