firefox - chip-installer.exe

OCSClient

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application firefox - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Covus installer. With this installer, users are expecting to download the free Mozilla Firefox web browser but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
OCSClient

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
7.00

MD5:
59292ddb3b2d63e7333f3548477d8614

SHA-1:
5f73df83db4f694c76d53625f22869dcf5dfe82a

SHA-256:
4ee2bb498af13d1723d7b0e904b7c7602646bf292242c78ceffe1cfd76eec3a2

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
7/7/2020 6:27:50 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.3

File size:
938.8 KB (961,360 bytes)

Product version:
7.00

Copyright:
Copyright © 2014 Chip Digital GmbH

Original file name:
ocsclient.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\firefox - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
2/25/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/26/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, L=Muenchen, S=Bayern, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
0D160B8252A4F0A16FE1255FA0A22E2B

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/21/2014 10:57:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x1684

Entry point:
68, 74, F6, 40, 00, E8, EE, FF, FF, FF, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 30, 00, 00, 00, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, CD, E8, D8, D6, CC, DC, 4E, 94, DD, DA, AA, F5, BE, B3, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 01, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 4F, 43, 53, 43, 6C, 69, 65, 6E, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, CC, 31, 00, 03, A4, 10, 98, 0B, AC, 6A, 94, 4C, BD, 2D, DC, F5, C8, B4, 1C, 40, 0F, BA, D2, F3, 0B, 53, 69, 43, A4, DA, 57, 45, F9, 1F, 81, 61, 3A, 4F, AD, 33, 99, 66, CF, 11, B7, 0C, 00...
 
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Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual Basic v5.0

Code size:
100 KB (102,400 bytes)

The file firefox - chip-installer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://x.chip.de/intern/dl/?url=http://www.chip.de/.../?lastchange=090520141509&pid=chipde&cid=54394990&euid=941d2fccd998a7eb09b656c8&source=BLUB1&browser=chrome

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