gimp-setup.exe

Download Admin

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 gimp-setup.exe by Download Admin has been detected as adware by 8 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Tightrope WebInstall installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from files4.gimp.us.com and multiple other hosts.
Publisher:
Download Admin  (signed and verified)

MD5:
c68ce6e2c1908316e8d9b99f4febfe99

SHA-1:
2934a291d03fb19f10332223f525d47cdcf6a727

SHA-256:
e5fc2e0aa0d5105a4eec87f8b87d879cd694393812a0ed37d0a1a23f4a2ec8a7

Scanner detections:
8 / 68

Status:
Adware

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:
12/16/2018 5:22:06 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2220
9.0.1.0100

ESET NOD32
Win32/DownloadAdmin
8.9660

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.DownloadAdmin
v2014.04.10.10

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Downware.crgjbr
0.28.0.59048

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DownloadAdmin.K
14.8.7.20

Sophos
Download Admin
4.98

SUPERAntiSpyware
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Downloader
10674

VIPRE Antivirus
DownloadAdmin
28194

File size:
740.3 KB (758,032 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Download Admin, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Download Admin, L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=California, 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:
2EEB247A8F9D63D74CE7EF9551E3D401

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/22/2012 2:07:51 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:dxpJTRe2ox2XK8arRJjOvsWRBsu1ZZKPrqLELFQvCU/DNCQ:vpNR9ox2NErSNCPrXQaUbNX

Entry address:
0x333B

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, B0, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 88, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 3C, 42, 00, E8, 2C, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, C0, 3B, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 43, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 38, 74, 40, 00, 68, C0, 33, 42, 00, E8, 1D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57, E8, 0B, 24, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.4084

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

The file gimp-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 2 URLs.

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