brutalchess-setup.exe

Download Admin

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application brutalchess-setup.exe by Download Admin 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 Tightrope WebInstall installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from files4.playfin.com.
Publisher:
Download Admin  (signed and verified)

MD5:
f722d7759ffcb68b4023ed5d6a845aad

SHA-1:
1d0862e240b01237a32ba3bde50f646ce5ef4526

SHA-256:
327c79610eeb3ffd366246886b13017e014d55b0e3417f10f434ba9b408ca83e

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

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:
11/16/2018 7:43:34 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope.Download.Bundler (M)
16.5.8.12

File size:
1.2 MB (1,306,536 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\brutalchess-setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2016 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Download Admin, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Download Admin, L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=California, C=US

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:
2EEB247A8F9D63D74CE7EF9551E3D401

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/22/2012 11:07:51 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:BpRpUihG1NvE/nZ6xH83sNsvbJcbI/UrGG3vFr7sSHBLWQ3jmY:B5GvE/nZOc3CUtoOUGfSHBLWQC

Entry address:
0x333B

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, B0, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 88, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 3C, 42, 00, E8, 2C, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, C0, 3B, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 43, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 38, 74, 40, 00, 68, C0, 33, 42, 00, E8, 1D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57, E8, 0B, 24, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.7252

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

The file brutalchess-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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