flashplayerupdate-setup.exe

Symbu LLC

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application flashplayerupdate-setup.exe by Symbu 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 Tightrope WebInstall installer. With this installer, users are expecting to download the free Adobe Flash Player but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Symbu LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
283a264b7fb356a0e0cf0bca7e270237

SHA-1:
0bc4957efd9fa0e07db9ef24007246c3144bc42c

SHA-256:
17f443115289a732d104e779e1fe095facd25c3b3afda944404e36989f978801

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 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:
5/27/2020 3:02:54 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.2.28.14

File size:
652 KB (667,632 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\flashplayerupdate-setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
1/20/2015 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/25/2016 4:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN=Symbu LLC, O=Symbu LLC, L=San Francisco, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
090A11C2A200806811FD3F043D627C7E

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/28/2015 10:35:11 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x234A

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 78, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, E8, F8, FD, FF, FF, FF, 15, 30, 77, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 2C, 77, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 3D, 42, 00, E8, DD, F9, FF, FF, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, A0, 3C, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 0B, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 50, 71, 40, 00, 68, 00, 74, 40, 00, 68, A0, 34, 42, 00, E8, 5A, F3, FF, FF, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57...
 
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Entropy:
7.9728

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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