fileviewer_d5023377.exe

InstallIQ Installation Utility

InstallX, LLC

The InstallIQ (InstallX) installation program is a co-bundle stub that devlivers software monetization offers during installation. These offers include web browser toolbars and extensions. The application fileviewer_d5023377.exe by InstallX has been detected as adware by 81 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallIQ Installation Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl7.iq8download.com and multiple other hosts.
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Publisher:
InstallX, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Version:
2.130.0.0

MD5:
137ada7d36cb86ab32a4e676330aa9a0

SHA-1:
a0efef4bbf9c5006fe3b8faba7bdf6dd17c9a9b1

SHA-256:
1b4df892d5d56814b3f1b654cd55254f27b8431ec9e0f3a9913f66f4468c52f2

Scanner detections:
68 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
InstallIQ is a bundled offer download and install manager that is designed to show sponsored offers during installation that typically includes adware type toolbars, browser extensions and plugin or other potentially unwanted software along with the promised application.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/8/2016 1:05:13 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Adware.InstallIQ.G
969

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Installiq
2014.02.21

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.106.194

Antiy Labs AVL
GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.iBryte
0.1.0.1

avast!
Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
2014.9-140610

AVG
InstallIQ.F
2015.0.3447

Bitdefender
Adware.InstallIQ.G
1.0.20.805

Bkav FE
W32.Clod1a6.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallIQ.B
17646

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.32
9.0.1.0161

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Adware.InstallIQ
8.14.06.10.07

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.8895

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/InstallIQ
6/10/2014

F-Secure
Adware.InstallIQ.G
11.2014-10-06_3

G Data
Adware.InstallIQ
14.6.24

IKARUS anti.virus
AdWare.InstallIQ
t3scan.2.0.127

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11226

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11226

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ
v2014.06.10.07

McAfee
Artemis!AA1B5EA3FF39
5600.7103

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!AA1B5EA3FF39
7.7103

MicroWorld eScan
Adware.InstallIQ.G
15.0.0.483

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Searcher.cjaztx
0.28.0.57029

nProtect
Adware.InstallIQ.G
14.02.20.01

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.InstallX.T
14.9.30.13

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.14608

Sophos
InstallQ
4.93

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0530
7.2.161

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
22226

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File size:
1.8 MB (1,879,632 bytes)

Product version:
2.130.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright ©2013 InstallX, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallIQ.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallIQ Installation Manager

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\fileviewer_d5023377.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
3/21/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/26/2014 7:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN="InstallX, LLC", O="InstallX, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
030985B5A39F75A13A497DAB8BF611F7

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/21/2013 5:11:12 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:45u+Kv16VeXk4uSXuJwJ4AS/Jyj/vVieqdikM3zGexYdEUysGPr08BHgClSAqTTJ:45nVyvgol2vOzGexYUP/BAUSAqTRLK+

Entry address:
0xEED9

Entry point:
E8, 65, 88, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, C8, 1F, 57, 00, E8, A1, 47, 00, 00, E8, 69, 6A, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, F8, 87, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, 85, 64, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
6.6930

Code size:
1.2 MB (1,234,944 bytes)

The file fileviewer_d5023377.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 4 URLs.

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