FreePDFReaderSetup.exe

Forty Seven Tech Software LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application FreePDFReaderSetup.exe by Forty Seven Tech 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 InstallBrain installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.appkama.com.
Publisher:
FreePDFReader  (signed by Forty Seven Tech Software LLC)

Product:
FreePDFReader

Version:
14.6.27.12

MD5:
3f9d0950b71363dd7cfbfeb4e7bd6d83

SHA-1:
baee055b76bb9aa6c5dd474dd83f6d03d6da1099

SHA-256:
c946511e153644b3731a8142ca38a6b4ab309b8da314780144e8284e9aafc0e3

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 an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
8/8/2020 7:52:04 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.15.11

File size:
1.2 MB (1,222,864 bytes)

Product version:
14.6.27.12

Copyright:
Copyright 2014

Original file name:
FreePDFReaderSetup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
12/18/2013 7:13:53 PM

Valid to:
12/18/2016 7:13:53 PM

Subject:
CN=Forty Seven Tech Software LLC, O=Forty Seven Tech Software LLC, L=Beaverton, S=Oregon, C=US

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
27C178FAD33D6A

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/27/2014 11:15:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xA9A6

Entry point:
E8, 58, 4D, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, C7, 01, 90, E5, 41, 00, E9, 23, FA, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, F1, C7, 06, 90, E5, 41, 00, E8, 10, FA, FF, FF, F6, 45, 08, 01, 74, 07, 56, E8, 9F, EC, FF, FF, 59, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 57, 8B, 7D, 08, 8B, 47, 04, 85, C0, 74, 47, 8D, 50, 08, 80, 3A, 00, 74, 3F, 8B, 75, 0C, 8B, 4E, 04, 3B, C1, 74, 14, 83, C1, 08, 51, 52, E8, 51, 19, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, C0, 74, 04, 33, C0, EB, 24, F6, 06, 02, 74, 05, F6, 07, 08, 74, F2, 8B, 45, 10...
 
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Code size:
112.5 KB (115,200 bytes)

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

http://www.appkama.com/.../$r8kebpA3YEI5vg8C?lang=en&cid=4451&cert=fsts&installer=tt&resources=tt&maker=pth

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