flash_setup.exe

Flash Video Player

Air Software

Warning, this is not the legitimate setup program for Flash Video Player. The setup is bootstrapped by the Air Installer 'download manager' (a pay-per-install monetization download manager) that bundles unwanted software (adware, toolbars, extensions) during setup while deciving the user into thinking they are downloading the stadard installation setup from Flash Video Player. The application flash_setup.exe by Air Software has been detected as adware 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 AirInstaller Download Manager installer.
Publisher:
AirInstaller Inc.  (signed by Air Software)

Product:
Flash Video Player

Version:
2.0.3.2

MD5:
eaabca8e74cd37e0d5f39a51e9f3e99f

SHA-1:
c0cb451a58dbb81d21861f5980c6f046e2c6606b

SHA-256:
aec469d9507159782f606e69e443ce1c85cea24e0dd9d977149ee5da364d5134

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

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:
5/21/2018 3:02:22 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Air Software.AirSoftw.Bundler (M)
16.5.12.0

File size:
927.2 KB (949,424 bytes)

Product version:
2.0.3.2

Copyright:
(c) AirInstaller. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
AirInstallerOne.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/29/2012 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/1/2013 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Air Software, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Air Software, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
36D5AA8967E82240D5AFEC2F301B54ED

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/17/2012 11:04:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:fbkpNE6UoeorVrsrDrjfBNchlvTac+lxobrMl:fwpC67eoB2Xjcvl+A

Entry address:
0x220AB0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, E0, 53, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 30, EC, FF, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 10, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.8862

Packer / compiler:
UPX 2.90LZMA

Code size:
908 KB (929,792 bytes)

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