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 32 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Adknowledge Fusion installer. Accoriding to the detections, it is a variant of Zbot (Zeus), a trojan that attempts to steal confidential information (online credentials, and banking details) from a compromised computer and send it to online criminals via a command-and-control server. With this installer, users are expecting to download Google's Chrome web browser but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
SetupManager  (signed by Optimum Installer)

Product:
SetupManager.exe

Description:
Chrome Setup

Version:
3.4.8

MD5:
cef8ae7c6f8ad0c7e27ebb5aae912fc5

SHA-1:
7150f42f46e20cfedcf9e9296648c083e7afa280

SHA-256:
a10f580a3dedb3cd17252419e5cac02bcb1058e05b01822c74076ee62675297a

Scanner detections:
32 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

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:
11/20/2018 5:08:30 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.Agent
15.12.21

Avira AntiVirus
Adware/Agent.aecefe
7.11.141.72

avast!
Win32:Installer-J [PUP]
2014.9-151221

AVG
Adware Generic5
2016.0.2889

Bitdefender
Application.Generic.526895
1.0.20.1775

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware
1.3.0.6379

Clam AntiVirus
WIN.Adware.Ibryte-137
0.98/20238

Comodo Security
ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.iBryte.H
18047

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1246
9.0.1.0355

ESET NOD32
Win32/Adware.iBryte.G application
9.7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/IBryte
12/21/2015

F-Prot
W32/Ibryte.C.gen
v6.4.6.5.141

G Data
Win32.Adware.OptimumInst
15.12.24

IKARUS anti.virus
Win32.SuspectCrc
t3scan.2.2.29

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.176.11784

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.939

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Ibryte
v2015.12.21.07

McAfee
Program.Adware-FOO
5600.6545

MicroWorld eScan
Application.Generic.526895
16.0.0.1065

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Agent.ctvmvt
0.28.0.59288

Norman
Agent.ASWDM
11.20151221

nProtect
Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.909608
14.03.18.01

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Quick Heal
PUA.Optimumins.Gen
12.15.14.00

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumInstaller.Installer (M)
15.12.21.7

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.iBryte!6.61
23.00.65.151219

Sophos
PUA 'iBryte Optimum Installer'
59

Total Defense
Win32/Zbot.HIE
37.0.10911

Vba32 AntiVirus
SScope.Adware.OptimusInstaller.26607
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Optimum Installer
28036

Zillya! Antivirus
Adware.Agent.Win32.8293
2.0.0.1775

File size:
888.3 KB (909,608 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:
6/28/2013 9:57:46 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:q1lGPEEYAlOhiu3gpBQ4bM+8Ot6eCgLxHXI7x7HVf:qGPju3gpBtobP6xHXS7HVf

Entry address:
0x59C02

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, 7C, 73, 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:
6.7416

Code size:
493.5 KB (505,344 bytes)

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