DownloadGuide.exe

DownloadGuide

Covus Freemium GmbH

The application DownloadGuide.exe by Covus Freemium GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 6 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Covus installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from d2nck5wnz9hphu.cloudfront.net.
Publisher:
Covus Freemium GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
DownloadGuide

Version:
2.5.0.107

MD5:
38019eb2673d0645b32f4945b231d5a5

SHA-1:
f7fda1c793d9b093093fdd8882422e2869e320b8

SHA-256:
881a5c5d0a8c393ae42228895b4e5c2e3244a1e627eb10963ea0ef21790b7419

Scanner detections:
6 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Includes bundled offers in the installer/download manager that include adware components such as Best-markit, and Search Protect (ClientConnect).

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:
9/21/2017 6:43:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Trojan.DownLoader9.15219
9.0.1.0104

ESET NOD32
MSIL/DownloadGuide
8.9382

McAfee
Artemis!38019EB2673D
5600.7161

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!38019EB2673D
7.7161

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Optional.CovusFreemiumGmbH.N
14.4.14.6

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0130
7.2.104

File size:
650.9 KB (666,520 bytes)

Product version:
2.5.0.107

Copyright:
Copyright © 2013

Original file name:
DownloadGuide.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
1/28/2013 4:21:57 AM

Valid to:
1/29/2015 4:21:57 AM

Subject:
CN=Covus Freemium GmbH, O=Covus Freemium GmbH, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2, O=GlobalSign nv-sa, C=BE

Serial number:
11211DBCB8A07ED407612FC406EFD259BE29

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/12/2013 11:28:28 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:OzE3Y3SrCba1p6ZXWeTRA66isIu9LuFX1Yo:NBrCb0pXPJI2yFFYo

Entry address:
0x8A02E

Entry point:
FF, 25, 00, 20, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.7119

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
544.5 KB (557,568 bytes)

The file DownloadGuide.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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