ChromeSetup.exe

Google Chrome

Download Assistant

This is part of the Air Installer, a download manager which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application ChromeSetup.exe by Download Assistant has been detected as adware by 8 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the AirInstaller Download Manager 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:
Download Assistant  (signed and verified)

Product:
Google Chrome

Version:
3.0.0.59

MD5:
7d31612a13054455c27be7f18dc9c171

SHA-1:
97c0c3caba943ec24da6da6247bcb2eafe8a2b41

SHA-256:
24c43b35f4df16498418e917433d30ed7692834e37d4cb501e77ae2ae9eaa85a

Scanner detections:
8 / 68

Status:
Adware

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
9/22/2017 5:28:21 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AVG
Generic
2015.0.3269

ESET NOD32
Win32/DownloadAssistant.A potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

G Data
Win32.Application.DownloadAssistant
14.12.24

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.DownloadAssistant
t3scan.1.8.5.0

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.DownloadAssistant
v2014.12.06.09

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DownloadAssistant.L
14.12.6.9

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4782985
35418

File size:
781.8 KB (800,512 bytes)

Product version:
3.0.0.59

Copyright:
(c) Download Assistant

Original file name:
ChromeSetup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
8/13/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/13/2016 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Download Assistant, O=Download Assistant, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA

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:
6BC405E8AC962C676F54816BCC4D4311

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/26/2014 9:32:54 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:SX/3Q9p0jL5qO/v+DO240HFP2VJLST1OY7:cn//vH2408LLSv

Entry address:
0x4C95F

Entry point:
E8, 4E, 1A, 01, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 54, 24, 0C, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, 85, D2, 74, 69, 33, C0, 8A, 44, 24, 08, 84, C0, 75, 16, 81, FA, 80, 00, 00, 00, 72, 0E, 83, 3D, C0, 3E, 4A, 00, 00, 74, 05, E9, B1, 1A, 01, 00, 57, 8B, F9, 83, FA, 04, 72, 31, F7, D9, 83, E1, 03, 74, 0C, 2B, D1, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 75, F6, 8B, C8, C1, E0, 08, 03, C1, 8B, C8, C1, E0, 10, 03, C1, 8B, CA, 83, E2, 03, C1, E9, 02, 74, 06, F3, AB, 85, D2, 74, 0A, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, EA, 01, 75, F6...
 
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Entropy:
7.1123

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to st-sh-us-dc3-001.s.dss.vg  (198.20.70.78:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to shaynesherman.com  (69.65.38.112:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-9-187.lhr3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.9.187:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-198-193.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.198.193:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-196-47.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.196.47:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-10-20.lhr3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.10.20:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to london-2.cdn77.com  (185.59.221.19:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to eurocen.gtdlrfwd.com  (178.62.230.83:80)

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