This is the Via Advertising bundle installer which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application canon_pixma_mp198_driver_free_downloader_98818a.exe by Via Advertising Group Limited has been detected as adware by 11 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the YourFile Downloader installer. This file is typically installed with the program YourFileDownloader by Via Advertising Group Limited which is a potentially unwanted software program.
http://yourfiledownloader.com (signed by Via Advertising Group Limited)
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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.
3/29/2017 8:19:45 AM UTC (today)
McAfee Web Gateway
3.9 MB (4,110,768 bytes)
Copyright http://yourfiledownloader.com (C) 2012
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
4/30/2012 8:00:00 AM
5/1/2013 7:59:59 AM
CN=Via Advertising Group Limited, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Via Advertising Group Limited, L=Nicosia, S=Nicosia, C=CY
6/8/2012 12:55:20 AM
7.8443 (probably packed)
89.5 KB (91,648 bytes)
The file canon_pixma_mp198_driver_free_downloader_98818a.exe has been discovered within the following program.
YourFileDownloader provides the ability to download various software applications locally. It provides a list and search interface to locate and download appliations. The program does however automatically add itself to the Windows built-in Firewall.
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The file canon_pixma_mp198_driver_free_downloader_98818a.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 8 URLs.
http://files.yourfiledownloader.com/?q=Beyond Compare 188.8.131.5271 Portable&wmid=881&subwmid=98818a&ca=be6938509d6635840a2d38c28b4700ec