freeopener_715.exe

InstallIQ Installation Utility

W3i, 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 freeopener_715.exe by W3i has been detected as adware by 19 anti-malware scanners. This is a self-extracting archive and installer and has been known to bundle potentially unwanted software. It uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.iq5download.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Version:
2.103.1.0

MD5:
52c3a8ecdafad945629abae1f49340f3

SHA-1:
72bd8e7d3defaa9ce4545f1493ae3e4f288b582f

SHA-256:
0d2a909d8f3bcacc5b4e179f74958035c9204035a28316fb9bba10c19c0d6641

Scanner detections:
19 / 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.

Analysis date:
6/20/2018 3:14:46 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.109.96

AVG
AdInstaller.InstallQ
2015.0.3306

Bkav FE
HW32.Stranfom
1.3.0.4246

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
16167

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.0303

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Trojan.Win32.InstallIQ.AMN
8.14.10.30.06

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.8962

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
10/30/2014

F-Prot
W32/InstallCore.L.gen
v6.4.6.5.141

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10446

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10446

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2014.10.30.06

MicroWorld eScan
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
15.0.0.909

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.W3i.O
14.10.30.6

Sophos
InstallQ
4.94

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.InstallQ
10268

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0120
7.2.303

Trend Micro
TROJ_GEN.FCBCBLA
10.465.30

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
22700

File size:
1.6 MB (1,625,792 bytes)

Product version:
2.103.1.0

Copyright:
Copyright ©2011 W3i Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallIQ.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\freeopener_715.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
6/19/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
7/2/2013 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN="W3i, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="W3i, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

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:
6A5D73F262C38BBD4578AB6AD713318D

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/7/2011 11:11:05 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:nRfPYL8WKHE6VeLyeziNxVzwCmsTdy0rQ:ndKjFuxVzWX

Entry address:
0x41B54

Entry point:
E8, 9A, 9E, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 74, 24, 8A, 01, 83, C1, 01, 84, C0, 74, 4E, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, EF, 05, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 01, BA, FF, FE, FE, 7E, 03, D0, 83, F0, FF, 33, C2, 83, C1, 04, A9, 00, 01, 01, 81, 74, E8, 8B, 41, FC, 84, C0, 74, 32, 84, E4, 74, 24, A9, 00, 00, FF, 00, 74, 13, A9, 00, 00, 00, FF, 74, 02, EB, CD, 8D, 41, FF, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, 2B, C1, C3, 8D, 41, FE, 8B, 4C, 24, 04...
 
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Code size:
946 KB (968,704 bytes)

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