candyupdater.exe

Arcade Candy

The application candyupdater.exe by Arcade Candy has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 3 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler named CandyUpdater triggered daily at a specified time. This file is typically installed with the program ArcadeCandy by ArcadeCandy LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program.
Publisher:
Arcade Candy  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e22a1a74e015d10c95820800c5379767

SHA-1:
df64d42b5321573b0fb4df56b4cc2882d794c138

SHA-256:
4588a08764705978d6cd3a5b71027f8b40a10d43c4fcfd13ec4024fde1a83967

Scanner detections:
3 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Analysis date:
8/1/2014 3:45:15 AM UTC  (four months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Boost by Reason
Optional.Task.ArcadeCandy.M
188838

Norman
ArcadeCandy.A
10.20140111

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Task.ArcadeCandy.M
14.7.31.23

File size:
76.2 KB (77,992 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadecandy\candyupdater.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/14/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/16/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Arcade Candy, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Arcade Candy, L=Irvine, 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:
798313D6E0E88E3C9A4F20DA27DC5534

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/23/2013 5:26:20 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
768:4PvehMWBzJCD5GhtbTcLm8kkIEDXJnINg7lcNipH80JS+CfcAKnPWyDUSDvqqA5:amBzJAAGkabcNipnS+CuntDUUvA

Entry address:
0x19D2

Entry point:
E8, 28, 17, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, 7D, 08, 00, 74, 2D, FF, 75, 08, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 44, A4, 40, 00, FF, 15, 58, 60, 40, 00, 85, C0, 75, 18, 56, E8, C1, 03, 00, 00, 8B, F0, FF, 15, 0C, 60, 40, 00, 50, E8, 71, 03, 00, 00, 59, 89, 06, 5E, 5D, C3, 6A, 0C, 68, C0, 82, 40, 00, E8, EE, 14, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, EB, 18, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, B0, 9B, 40, 00, BA, AC, 9B, 40, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A...
 
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Entropy:
6.2973

Code size:
20 KB (20,480 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
CandyUpdater

Trigger:
Daily (Runs daily at 8:54 PM)


The file candyupdater.exe has been discovered within the following programs.

ArcadeCandy  by ArcadeCandy LLC
From the EULA: "Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install ArcadeCandy Software (the "Software").
arcadecandy.com
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2 / 68      (PUP)
candyupdater.exe  (cf66d5485f2288a5805a142d791dfd64ccbe8be5)

3 / 68      (PUP)
candyEX.dll  (af26c479d19c57c593061cdbf448df7aa0f7c97d)

2 / 68      (PUP)
candyexpe.dll  (484b25a6b7c59e81e2a872826e9a2fa7d494dff6)

1 / 68      (inconclusive)
arcadecandygames.exe  (7ad8018a7a4e6d5bc5598c9435386b9e8dbb5720)

2 / 68      (PUP)
acgames.exe  (682b6bceb4f686669e84fa1582935901bd4ef1bc)

2 / 68      (inconclusive)
candyremove.exe  (a2f114613dbfdae69c6b7128460fab1b153f1f60)

2 / 68      (inconclusive)
npCandyx.dll  (95710e183361ed325f18a6bca26bf9982bf3aba6)

21 / 68    (PUP)
arcadecandygames.exe  (9d30d71ec5082a51fb409e0f6b2f88160e1b9ead)

1 / 68      (inconclusive)
arcadecandygames.exe  (9224986b5c1e4a714ea1fe63e911c7af31d6f80d)

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