cutewriter.exe

CutePDF Writer

Acro Software Inc

The application cutewriter.exe, “CutePDF Writer Setup ” by Acro Software Inc has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Inno Setup installer. The setup program uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions.
Publisher:
Acro Software Inc.   (signed by Acro Software Inc)

Product:
CutePDF Writer

Description:
CutePDF Writer Setup

Version:
2.8.0.8

MD5:
3a33170ef7c75dab0e9916cd5e883c64

SHA-1:
ae60bc914148bbe0729bf4ced3cda59ec4550b92

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Uses the InstallCore download manager to install additional potentially unwanted software which may include extensions such as DealPly and various toolbars.

Analysis date:
12/17/2018 6:51:50 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.InstallCore.IM (L)
17.1.24.1

File size:
3.9 MB (4,061,464 bytes)

Product version:
2.8.0.8

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Inno Setup

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\My documents\downloads\cutepdf_writer_2.8.0.8_www.downloadha.com_\cutepdf_writer_2.8.0.8(www.downloadha.com)\cutepdf_writer_2.8.0.8\cutewriter.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/14/2010 10:43:27 PM

Valid to:
9/14/2013 10:43:27 PM

Subject:
CN=Acro Software Inc, OU=IT, O=Acro Software Inc, L=HAYMARKET, S=VA, C=US

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
4ED44EAFBF5379

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 5:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

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, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, 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, E8, CD, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, E8, CD...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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