CheatEngine63.exe

Somoto Ltd.

Somoto uses a monetization platform known as the 'Better Installer' to provide the ability of 3rd party developers to bundle various adware packages through an affiliate pay-per-install program. The application CheatEngine63.exe, “Powered by BetterInstaller” by Somoto has been detected as adware by 19 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Somoto BetterInstaller installer. Includes the Somoto BetterInstaller, an adware installer that will bundle offers for additional third party applications, mostly adware toolbars, with legitimate softare and may be installed without adequate user consent.
Publisher:
Somoto Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
Powered by BetterInstaller

Version:
1.2.0.0

MD5:
6c686b56afc8acb9c4f55d9126145dcb

SHA-1:
6d6f591b036398fe29624861504017760e34a433

SHA-256:
35625fa5dc918201a0a5c82cc32e5bc0b7e52656cc074f56a8803e352afede8d

Scanner detections:
19 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the Somoto 'BetterInstaller' to bundle additional (unwanted) software during install without adequate consent.

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:
12/15/2018 1:45:31 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Somoto
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Somoto.Gen2
7.11.122.154

avast!
Win32:Somoto-B [PUP]
2014.9-130802

Bkav FE
W32.Clod12f.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

Boost by Reason
Trojan.Adw.BetterInstaller.Somoto.N
2013.8.2.9

Clam AntiVirus
Win.Adware.Somoto
0.98/18155

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Somoto.A
17516

Dr.Web
Adware.Somoto.17
9.0.1.0214

ESET NOD32
Win32/Somoto (variant)
7.9190

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Somoto
4/7/2014

F-Prot
W32/SomotoBetterInstaller.A
v6.4.7.1.166

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10656

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Somoto
v2013.08.02.09

Panda Antivirus
PUP/MultiToolbar.A
14.04.07.06

Reason Heuristics
PUP.BetterInstaller.Somoto.N
14.8.7.17

Sophos
Somoto BetterInstaller
4.96

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.Somoto
10654

Trend Micro House Call
HV_SOMOTOBETTERINSTALLER_CH1600A1.UVPA
7.2.329

VIPRE Antivirus
BetterInstaller
24866

File size:
154.5 KB (158,168 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\cheatengine63.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
9/19/2011 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/19/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Somoto Ltd., O=Somoto Ltd., STREET=PO Box 58096, L=Tel Aviv, S=--, PostalCode=61580, C=IL

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

Serial number:
00841D099D16B738F34172FEEFE1D2574F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/17/2010 4:14:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:q22ihA0m3BJP0AcRasZvVvEU694f5Ecwo4uoazIlLzzQ6b:FA0m3D0Af4f5EcX4x9vzQW

Entry address:
0x39AC

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, 7C, 01, 00, 00, E8, 97, 46, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, E8, 42, 43, 00, 00, 6A, 00, E8, AB, 46, 00, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 88, 4C, 42, 00, E8, B1, 28, 00, 00, 6A, 00, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, 38, 4D, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FE, FF, FF, 50, 6A, 00, 68, A4, A2, 40, 00, E8, F0, 45, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, A5, A2, 40, 00, 68, 68, 4D, 42, 00, E8, EF, 2A, 00, 00, 83, C4, 18, E8, FE, 42, 00, 00, 52, 52, 50, 68, 00, D0, 42, 00, E8, DA, 2A, 00, 00, 57, 6A, 00, E8, 39, 42, 00, 00, 83...
 
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Code size:
28.5 KB (29,184 bytes)

The file CheatEngine63.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 15 URLs.

http://www.techtudo.com.br/_/software/.../download

http://mirror1.cheatengine.org/download/.../CheatEngine62.exe

http://s6096.chomikuj.pl/File.aspx?e=Jjv47_tx6yiY_MbtleEAQwhU7vpfb4JJfumx1QBrUGFPPFejP97WMxPruE31pTGOn-NUKPmYHYaWOPoTL0lN3Kgz9tOTbQC0TtIoWoCGGsokbDziD_JR4Xm_w3l5pNqPyHHSh5XKRG8ZicjIOeQ67w&pv=2

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