chrome_setup.exe

Quick Downloader

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 Quick Downloader 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 Quick Downloader 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:
Quick Downloader  (signed and verified)

MD5:
c5936b4d233e54172acc561c566a975e

SHA-1:
dece2f91ba2b5a0f0c229e7c3f08ebdcc38708ef

SHA-256:
f1f109012486edf504a4d94f78c1e8a42de9c221b6a8800acf7e7082435fa3af

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 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:
8/18/2018 7:22:02 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adlogica.QuickDow.Bundler (M)
16.6.7.18

File size:
818.6 KB (838,296 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adlogica Quick Downloader (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
8/7/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/8/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Quick Downloader, O=Quick Downloader, STREET=96 Jessie st, STREET=4th floor, L=San Francisco, S=CA, PostalCode=94105, C=US

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

Serial number:
00886E74060345A7D9DD833C2ADF305E49

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:wMFOCfjDmeiQVYmWWH6XD0Vjs1RJfVgBUlIbO8PX:wmtfXme5tWqMD0VaXf6bbOa

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, BF, A9, FF, FF, E8, 5E, 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:
7.8956

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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