dictionarycom toolbar_dict1_ddc005_installer.exe

Offercast - APN Install Manager

Ask.com

This installer is part of the Ask.com (APN) network which will install the Ask.com branded toolbar or browser extension which will take control of the web browser's search functions. The application dictionarycom toolbar_dict1_ddc005_installer.exe by Ask.com has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 5 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Offercast APN Install Manager installer. This version of the installer will bundle the Ask.com Toolbar, a potentially unwanted web browser extension.
Publisher:
Ask.com  (signed and verified)

Product:
Offercast - APN Install Manager

Version:
2.8.0.2

MD5:
31a4220e1693e54fa594d94dbef52238

SHA-1:
a003ba8b5d87fd727c2e330c17b9742546b88a92

SHA-256:
da2b5285a8637b4ea582d49dc3dbb32f8b45fe0000b2ab65c53f81c6ec38773e

Scanner detections:
5 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
This is the APN Offercast install manager which will offer the user to opt-out of installing the Ask.com Toolbar as part of the setup routine.

Analysis date:
12/14/2018 7:13:05 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Toolbar.Ask
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
PUA.Win32.AskToolbar
4.0.3.15623

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1417
9.0.1.0174

ESET NOD32
Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.D potentially unsafe (variant)
9.11137

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Ask.Installer (M)
15.6.23.15

File size:
1004.4 KB (1,028,528 bytes)

Product version:
2.8.0.2

Copyright:
2010 (c) Ask.com. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
AskInstaller.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Offercast APN Install Manager

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\dictionarycom toolbar_dict1_ddc005_installer.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
6/19/2011 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/18/2014 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Ask.com, OU=Distribution, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Ask.com, L=Oakland, S=California, 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:
0965F2AC7236C7E1BDCA44ED139B273A

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/26/2013 2:42:53 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:QcEnMrtFER9XnHfvHzEtts01u7SVTrwXYW1kwNIojZYkCG:Q6sRVnXzEtts01u+VTYYFwNukCG

Entry address:
0x74983

Entry point:
E8, 88, EE, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 8B, 45, 08, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, 34, 85, 49, 00, 8D, 7D, E0, F3, A5, 89, 45, F8, 8B, 45, 0C, 5F, 89, 45, FC, 5E, 85, C0, 74, 0C, F6, 00, 08, 74, 07, C7, 45, F4, 00, 40, 99, 01, 8D, 45, F4, 50, FF, 75, F0, FF, 75, E4, FF, 75, E0, FF, 15, D4, 72, 49, 00, C9, C2, 08, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 45, 08, 33, C9, 3B, 04, CD, A8, 9C, 4B, 00, 74, 13, 41, 83, F9, 2D, 72, F1, 8D, 48, ED, 83, F9, 11, 77, 0E, 6A, 0D, 58, 5D, C3, 8B, 04, CD, AC...
 
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Entropy:
6.7474

Code size:
598 KB (612,352 bytes)

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