asus-sync.exe

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application asus-sync.exe by UpdateStar GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 29 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. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory.
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Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

MD5:
30a2fdbb67d6c47f4b42d25e8f589ac2

SHA-1:
97c0d1ca85d62f2d36d5d2f2d10494fb8749b65a

SHA-256:
b26528256078c29e6a120e8f76feebd17ee59dc96111efa76f6b43437d2d9c4d

Scanner detections:
29 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
12/5/2016 1:43:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Trojan.Generic.11297973
969

Agnitum Outpost
Trojan.Injected
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.137.138

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
0.1.0.1

AVG
Trojan horse Ransomer
2015.0.3447

Baidu Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Kryptik
4.0.3.14610

Bitdefender
Trojan.Generic.11297973
1.0.20.805

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallCore.BWAN
17967

Dr.Web
Trojan.MulDrop5.10078
9.0.1.0161

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Trojan.Generic.11297973
8.14.06.10.12

ESET NOD32
Win32/Kryptik.BWAM (variant)
8.9554

Fortinet FortiGate
W32/Kryptik.BWAM!tr
6/10/2014

F-Secure
Trojan.Generic.11297973
11.2014-10-06_3

G Data
Trojan.Generic.11297973
14.6.24

IKARUS anti.virus
Trojan-Ransomer.DBH
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11833

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11469

Malwarebytes
v2014.06.10.12

McAfee
Artemis!30A2FDBB67D6
5600.7103

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!30A2FDBB67D6
7.7103

MicroWorld eScan
Trojan.Generic.11297973
15.0.0.483

nProtect
Trojan.Generic.11297973
14.06.02.01

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.Adware.94c
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.UpdateStarGmbH.J
14.6.10.12

The Hacker
Trojan/Kryptik.bwam
6.8.0.6.161

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0319
7.2.161

Vba32 AntiVirus
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Adware.Win32.InstallCore.ba
27496

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File size:
670.4 KB (686,456 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\asus-sync.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/2/2013 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/3/2016 7:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Hauptstraße 20, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10827, C=DE

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

Serial number:
009ED227324380B40DDE36C8D31A33831F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 6:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:wQFaxl6u3TX3Reb1oGR6gM8smeLrj4ggjVsd8Z6SP+/KNXYt6oo2:wQF0VE6FzLr8/sdq682Kq02

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:
7.8377

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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