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 25 anti-malware scanners. During install, it bundles potentially unwanted software on a user's computer at the same time without adequate consent. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.iq5download.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Version:
2.104.1.0

MD5:
a6be535129abd4386b4d426b762ab4c8

SHA-1:
913e484ffd038f55f275faf4df4f7b8aa728e335

SHA-256:
d5907c6513cc835965ec7d0426fad6d34ddcdedb605e65ebb1566c79afbb7518

Scanner detections:
25 / 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:
10/20/2018 4:55:38 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.BundleInstaller
2014.01.03

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.123.32

AVG
AdInstaller.InstallQ
2015.0.3346

Baidu Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.InstallIQ
4.0.3.141128

Bkav FE
HW32.Laneul
1.3.0.4613

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
17137

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.0262

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Trojan.Win32.InstallIQ.AMN
8.14.09.19.01

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.9245

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
9/19/2014

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

herdProtect (fuzzy)
2014.11.29.3

IKARUS anti.virus
AdWare.Win32.InstallIQ
t3scan.2.2.29

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10720

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2014.09.19.01

McAfee
Artemis!F008A5420B73
5600.6932

MicroWorld eScan
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
15.0.0.786

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.vqlbr
0.28.0.57029

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.W3i.O
14.9.19.13

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.141126

Sophos
InstallQ
4.96

SUPERAntiSpyware
Trojan.Agent/Gen-InstallIQ
10350

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.RFFFH0AIF13
7.2.262

Trend Micro
TROJ_FAKEAV.BMC
10.465.19

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
25042

File size:
1.6 MB (1,630,912 bytes)

Product version:
2.104.1.0

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:
11/17/2011 8:09:50 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:MMfm9EugiVrTvTW3+t3fXxsIKPq8fTsYro:MBqLwvhs5PrY

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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Entropy:
6.9872

Code size:
949.5 KB (972,288 bytes)

The file freeopener_715.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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