google-chrome.exe

SOFTWARE INSTALLER

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application google-chrome.exe, “Premium Installer ” by SOFTWARE INSTALLER 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer. With this installer, users are expecting to download Google's Chrome web browser but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Premium Installer   (signed by SOFTWARE INSTALLER)

Product:
Premium Installer

Description:
Premium Installer

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
63b8c33454d4918c0665816348f9481c

SHA-1:
b27889c97a1b6a2afc235c0eb6b85c7527c1ed8e

SHA-256:
f76210568a6db47165c70bd820e267d1a93eb333b2da4c8be5189e24eccabd81

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

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:
5/23/2018 10:27:26 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.13.2

File size:
137.3 KB (140,592 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) Premium Installer

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\google-chrome.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/3/2013 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=SOFTWARE INSTALLER, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=SOFTWARE INSTALLER, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
652F70E683E058123B6C29E79760D2E0

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/10/2014 1:15:10 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x8A61

Entry point:
E8, 55, 05, 00, 00, E9, 36, FD, FF, FF, CC, FF, 25, 94, B1, 40, 00, FF, 25, 90, B1, 40, 00, 68, D1, 8A, 40, 00, 64, FF, 35, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 44, 24, 10, 89, 6C, 24, 10, 8D, 6C, 24, 10, 2B, E0, 53, 56, 57, A1, 1C, F0, 40, 00, 31, 45, FC, 33, C5, 50, 89, 65, E8, FF, 75, F8, 8B, 45, FC, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, 89, 45, F8, 8D, 45, F0, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, C3, 8B, 4D, F0, 64, 89, 0D, 00, 00, 00, 00, 59, 5F, 5F, 5E, 5B, 8B, E5, 5D, 51, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, FF, 75, 14, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75...
 
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Entropy:
6.0574

Code size:
36.5 KB (37,376 bytes)

The file google-chrome.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://secure.11-pn-installer.com/o/.../Google-Chrome.exe

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