chrome_setup.exe

Soft Downloads

The Adlogica setup manager, an installer that bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed without consent. The application chrome_setup.exe by Soft Downloads 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 Adlogica Downloader 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:
Soft Downloads  (signed and verified)

MD5:
f40b03c012da70efcb8ed4a4861af988

SHA-1:
3d68d59f0d2bbd9a8626d98da353ece12b28574c

SHA-256:
4c7dc65e261c64de6ba59967d13609ff3543aa1438cdc9282cadc75de96a627f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

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:
12/10/2018 10:16:32 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adlogica.SoftDownloads.Bundler (M)
16.2.24.8

File size:
774.6 KB (793,240 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adlogica Downloader (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
9/14/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/14/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Soft Downloads, O=Soft Downloads, STREET="1608 S. Ashland Ave #41118", L=Chicago, S=Illinois, PostalCode=60608, C=US

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

Serial number:
00B75687A35DCB27A264BF14C4B37B3FC2

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 6:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:Wfva6ZQDgKYtiGWCyZPZQt5r7948stRm1s:WXJZ+LQWJZPZIrOJ

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Entropy:
7.8827

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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