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. 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:
c661a7d08fcc786980c92c120337befb

SHA-1:
992ce65619ae7ba48b6d3ab9e9221e9c0c65b123

SHA-256:
0be3047db3a37164ee40481da9b14ead105a00d39f6de2d77b6f731444897944

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 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:
8/16/2018 6:32:23 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumI.Bundler (M)
16.3.15.8

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 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/7/2013 6:59:59 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 4:35:56 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:2ot7o0WkM95AjIgGtJDt9HvoGRI2DHXjix9:f25AjIXtfZT5DHX+x9

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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