candyinstaller.exe

SafeInstaller

SecureInstall, LLC

This is the InstallX/InstallIQ download manager and installer that will bundle offers during setup for additional PUPs and other unwanted software. The application candyinstaller.exe by SecureInstall has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallIQ Installation Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from install.softdl96.com and multiple other hosts.
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Publisher:
SafeInstall, LLC  (signed by SecureInstall, LLC)

Product:
SafeInstaller

Description:
Safe Installer

Version:
1.0.28.1

MD5:
4c049c47892be3b1d955c1107af3ee01

SHA-1:
655fe9244ee2ecc5fc3c34568cd28a1714f6fc4e

SHA-256:
abc429870493a88068888d907dd51241981089d4065dba25b8e9957ba01d94c2

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallIQ (by InstallX) software bundler that may include toolbars and other browser extensions offers.

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:
12/4/2016 7:31:51 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
Riskware.Agent
7.1.1

avast!
Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
2014.9-140610

Dr.Web
Adware.Searcher.2593
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.9398

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.175.11103

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.SafeInstall.A
v2014.06.10.02

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Searcher.cjaztx
0.28.0.57630

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.SecureInstall.O
14.8.8.0

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.14608

Sophos
DomainIQ pay-per install
4.97

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0201
7.2.161

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
26270

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File size:
1.6 MB (1,649,768 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.28.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
safeinstall.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallIQ Installation Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/24/2014 4:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN="SecureInstall, LLC", O="SecureInstall, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

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

Serial number:
073E5B30FA98352DDA4DA1FD7215A72F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/30/2014 7:28:33 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:+/kI/u6T49M+ZKVII/06TLemqNy8OsO6qiHjpycuhxLMGglLIlbi+7ToRFTnjrwe:+znM6nTOHYco9MG3i+gFTzVn

Entry address:
0x49D8D

Entry point:
E8, F0, 3A, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, 30, FA, 51, 00, E8, 2D, 2B, 00, 00, E8, BD, 3C, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, 83, 3A, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, 64, 34, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
6.9541

Code size:
949 KB (971,776 bytes)

The file candyinstaller.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

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