browser_update.exe

Tuguu Israel Ltd

The Tuguu download and install manager uses the DomalIQ installer to bundle additional adware offers such as toolbars and browser extensions during the setup process. This software distributes modified installers which are not the same as the original distributed by the author. The application browser_update.exe by Tuguu Israel has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the TUGUU DomaIQ Setup installer.
Publisher:
Tuguu Israel Ltd  (signed and verified)

MD5:
ad3d67441b801a7d6a01b030cdfc96c8

SHA-1:
2d1d98843d9902f0f5f977941ca2ce0344208561

SHA-256:
cde140e0c37a9ab91e6714ff21e4b03697a91ab3c8934e1ab0661393b0edd406

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software bundles potentially unwanted offers during setup including toolbars and 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:
3/13/2017 1:13:57 PM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tuguu (M)
17.3.13.9

File size:
450 KB (460,816 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
TUGUU DomaIQ Setup

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\browser_update.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
6/11/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN=Tuguu Israel Ltd, O=Tuguu Israel Ltd, L=RAMAT GAN, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
06FD356584CBF71B04A7AFE790A2329F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/21/2013 7:11:54 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0xD526

Entry point:
E8, 8F, 59, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, D8, 34, 42, 00, E8, F0, 22, 00, 00, 83, 65, E4, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 3B, 35, 70, A8, 42, 00, 77, 22, 6A, 04, E8, 7D, 5B, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 56, E8, 84, 63, 00, 00, 59, 89, 45, E4, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 09, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, E4, E8, FC, 22, 00, 00, C3, 6A, 04, E8, 78, 5A, 00, 00, 59, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, 75, 08, 83, FE, E0, 0F, 87, A1, 00, 00, 00, 53, 57, 8B, 3D, A8, E0, 41, 00, 83, 3D, 1C, 95, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, 41, 51, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.3866

Code size:
113.5 KB (116,224 bytes)

The file browser_update.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://ttb.yourplayersetup.com/download/request/.../Q7Dj5qzo?ClickID=143--429--1385420144.2653&PubID=${VURLID}&cb=b1f8f258ad

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