Optimum Installer  (via a Proxy Registrant)

Domain Information

This is a distribution host for a number of Adknowledge installers including (Fusion Installer, Wrap Installer, Premium Instal, Optimum Installer and many others). The installers are bundled download managers that include adware/ad-supported offers. The domain is registered by proxy through TUCOWS DOMAINS INC. and was originally registered in December of 2012. This domain has been known to host and distribute potentially unwanted software. The hosted servers are located in Ashburn, Virginia within the United States which resides on the Amazon Technologies Inc. network. The domain uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform. The domain is associated with the publisher Optimum Installer who is located in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States.

Server location:
Virginia, United States (US)

Create date:
Monday, December 17, 2012

Expires date:
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Updated date:
Saturday, July 06, 2013

AS14618 AMAZON-AES -, Inc.,US

Root domain:

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.TINYINST.Bundler (M), PUP.Adknowledge.PremiumI.Bundler (M), PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumI.Bundler (M), PUP.Adknowledge.PremiumI.Installer (M), PUP.Adknowledge (M)

The domain has been seen to resolve to the following 4 IP addresses.
April 12, 2015
April 12, 2015

February 7, 2014

November 19, 2013

File downloads found at URLs served by

1 / 68      (Adware)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (56642c9b4b332615ac208efd551e80e8)

1 / 68      (Adware)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (f066321ac275fbf016c276d54d4fb4da)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (8567ad963bd622c32eeca8b98df55060)

1 / 68      (Adware)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (9e1df02c7590f31282e11c63d2bd16df)

The following 5 files have been seen to comunicate with in live environments.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), running an EC2 instance

Web server:
US visitors:  294,193

Statistics are for the previous month.