chrome_setup.exe

SetupManager.exe

Optimum Installer

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application chrome_setup.exe, “Chrome Setup ” by Optimum Installer has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Adknowledge Fusion installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Google's Chrome web browser but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
SetupManager  (signed by Optimum Installer)

Product:
SetupManager.exe

Description:
Chrome Setup

Version:
3.4.8

MD5:
889375bf29a082ce43a20100efdfcd85

SHA-1:
0d9dc940197711e093511f533b8a18296b5a78c0

SHA-256:
24b133a43b32a1664f8def1a991d6674945dadd214c2a3d9329c671e3729d2d6

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

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:
8/21/2018 2:40:21 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumI.Bundler (M)
16.6.13.7

File size:
872.8 KB (893,736 bytes)

Product version:
3.4.8

Original file name:
Setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/10/2012 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/7/2013 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Optimum Installer, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Optimum Installer, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
7C5F27B776ADBBB7943F700066A490BF

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/18/2013 3:35:56 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:Eot7o0WkM95AjIgGtJDt9HvoGRI2DHXRixu:l25AjIXtfZT5DHXwxu

Entry address:
0x57332

Entry point:
E8, 94, F1, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 14, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 0D, F2, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 5D, C3, FF, 35, 3C, 33, 4B, 00, E8, A9, 4C, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 74, 02, FF, D0, 6A, 19, E8, 62, AE, 00, 00, 6A, 01, 6A, 00, E8, 0C, F5, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, E9, ED, F3, 00, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 45, 08, 66, 8B, 08, 40, 40, 66, 85, C9, 75, F6, 2B, 45, 08, D1, F8, 48, 5D, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 55, 08, 53, 56, 57, 33, FF, 3B, D7, 74, 07, 8B, 5D, 0C, 3B...
 
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Entropy:
6.7242

Code size:
482 KB (493,568 bytes)

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