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.
InstallIQ Installation Utility
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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.
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.
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1.8 MB (1,879,632 bytes)
Copyright ©2013 InstallX, LLC. All rights reserved.
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
InstallIQ Installation Manager
English (United States)
3/21/2013 7:00:00 PM
3/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
CN="InstallX, LLC", O="InstallX, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US
5/21/2013 5:11:12 PM
1.2 MB (1,234,944 bytes)
The file fileviewer_d5023377.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 4 URLs.