avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

Avast! Free Antivirus

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 avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe, “Avast! Free Antivirus ” by Download Assistant has been detected as adware by 7 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the AirInstaller Download Manager installer. With this installer, users are expecting to download the free AVAST Antivirus but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Download Assistant   (signed by Download Assistant)

Product:
Avast! Free Antivirus

Description:
Avast! Free Antivirus

Version:
3.0.0.21

MD5:
10c67924953fe99247d2944f64a77bde

SHA-1:
62af82583919246cdd2b402ae7c557aca9ba5b2f

SHA-256:
282a7731b3c3d90324cb7ae90cfbcf6467dc7568d2323394aecf10b98c945de5

Scanner detections:
7 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
8/21/2018 8:12:46 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
Riskware.Agent
7.1.1

avast!
Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
2014.9-141102

Dr.Web
Adware.Conduit.170
9.0.1.0306

ESET NOD32
Win32/DownloadAssistant (variant)
8.10587

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.DownloadAssistant
v2014.10.14.08

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DownloadAssistant.AA
14.10.14.18

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4782985
33706

File size:
897.4 KB (918,888 bytes)

Product version:
3.0.0.21

Copyright:
(c) Download Assistant

Original file name:
setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\avast_free_antivirus_setup.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:
10/3/2014 9:19:22 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:OPT80SR76+GxaDhSDdrdpguksjK/k//s3:p0SROiSDNguDKR

Entry address:
0x4EA5F

Entry point:
E8, 5E, 09, 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, 20, 27, 4A, 00, 00, 74, 05, E9, C1, 09, 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:
7.2052

Code size:
463.5 KB (474,624 bytes)

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