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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Includes bundled offers in the installer/download manager that include adware components such as Best-markit, and Search Protect (ClientConnect).
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.
1/16/2017 8:55:40 PM UTC (today)
579.7 KB (593,640 bytes)
Copyright © 2012
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
COMODO CA Limited
2/5/2013 1:00:00 AM
2/6/2014 12:59:59 AM
CN=Covus Pro GmbH, O=Covus Pro GmbH, STREET=Schwedter Str. 263, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10119, C=DE
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB
12/6/2013 9:55:55 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
410.5 KB (420,352 bytes)