chrome_setup.exe

Fileangels

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application chrome_setup.exe, “Premium Installer ” by Fileangels 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:
Premium Installer   (signed by Fileangels)

Product:
Premium Installer

Description:
Premium Installer

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
5c62f679280dc127e226102120c5936e

SHA-1:
8e8079a341237412728de96bf845b07eb555cb63

SHA-256:
444d08ad2afdea765fd9470a045c68737033e38e01ebf07ee5a1475cad6deaaa

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:
11/19/2017 9:08:53 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.Fileange.Bundler (M)
16.5.8.12

File size:
80.4 KB (82,288 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) Premium Installer

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
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/13/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/14/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Fileangels, O=Fileangels, STREET=4600 Madison Ave FL 10, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, PostalCode=64112, C=US

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

Serial number:
1D54F646CB5A85211464AF0FDAB3D591

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/5/2014 4:23:43 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
768:FOKkRrbAeAvnLPu5BEAUMkCfBfKszmJSwO8I3eUZjwyDOJJb+Qhlo8iqp:KRrbAeAvn7uyMhfJwO8wPQ+ai2

Entry address:
0x63C1

Entry point:
E8, 52, 05, 00, 00, E9, 36, FD, FF, FF, CC, FF, 25, C0, 81, 40, 00, 6A, 14, 68, C0, B7, 40, 00, E8, B6, 00, 00, 00, FF, 35, 2C, E4, 40, 00, 8B, 35, 9C, 81, 40, 00, FF, D6, 59, 89, 45, E4, 83, F8, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, FF, 15, 98, 81, 40, 00, 59, EB, 67, 6A, 08, E8, B2, 05, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, FF, 35, 2C, E4, 40, 00, FF, D6, 89, 45, E4, FF, 35, 28, E4, 40, 00, FF, D6, 59, 59, 89, 45, E0, 8D, 45, E0, 50, 8D, 45, E4, 50, FF, 75, 08, 8B, 35, 84, 81, 40, 00, FF, D6, 59, 50, E8, 75, 05, 00, 00, 89, 45...
 
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Entropy:
5.7833

Code size:
24.5 KB (25,088 bytes)

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