candyinstaller.exe

Max Setup

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application candyinstaller.exe by Max Setup has been detected as adware by 15 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 an Internet Explorer cache folder.
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Publisher:
Max Setup  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e6cb23bf1522cc3840b737f6b3db5883

SHA-1:
63b15c3d72372a6366c5fbe840f43a4dc3ed243a

SHA-256:
840b6d40f2a3e389319cd182a72d4aa8bde522a86a0dbe6239d143ce7376050c

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

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:
12/2/2016 5:18:14 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.InstallCore
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.154.46

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
1.0.0.1

AVG
InstallCore
2015.0.3448

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Installcore.MJ
18499

Dr.Web
Trojan.Packed.24524
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.BY potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallCore
14.6.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

Malwarebytes
v2014.06.10.10

Reason Heuristics
PUP.MaxSetup.O
14.6.10.10

Vba32 AntiVirus
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4788237
30086

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File size:
639.1 KB (654,472 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\candyinstaller.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/10/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/11/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Max Setup, O=Max Setup, STREET=Lillienblam 28, L=Tel Aviv, S=Tel Aviv, PostalCode=651307, C=IL

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

Serial number:
008F6F1294DBB38F9F80A7A06DE489DF45

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 6:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:Pnvpxj5fpGPWjv55UWFuG+2zF8gymbgWxz75A3dgz18gV43uNa:Pnvrj5fptN5Uy+2zFtymkMmeVWuN

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, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, 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:
7.8644

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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