google earth.exe

Apps Installer SL

This is the Solimba installer program that will bundle additional offers mostly including adware and various unwanted PC utilities. The application google earth.exe, “Application Installer” by Apps Installer SL 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 Solimba DownloadMR installer. The installer uses the Solimba download manager to push adware offers during the download and setup process. Bundled adware includes search and shopping web browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Appsinstaller  (signed by Apps Installer SL)

Description:
Application Installer

Version:
3.1.7

MD5:
fbcf9c1b32b5967e727ffff270050c1f

SHA-1:
6e214875e55eb8de184e7172c36f29d29c83142e

SHA-256:
a314460efb5cf8f5c6c9223d5d7e3354d16c49152feaf261387aafbcfa3891b5

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the Solimba installer to bundle adware offers.

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:
8/19/2018 4:24:44 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Solimba.AppsInst.Bundler (M)
16.4.6.10

File size:
293.4 KB (300,432 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.3

Copyright:
Copyright © 2014

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Solimba DownloadMR

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
1/24/2014 3:38:03 PM

Valid to:
1/25/2015 3:38:03 PM

Subject:
CN=Apps Installer SL, O=Apps Installer SL, L=Badalona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2, O=GlobalSign nv-sa, C=BE

Serial number:
1121CBDE0E20D87673EA3438EEEB8A63BE19

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/17/2014 12:48:36 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:kbB5wA3FBCwqtIRRgY3h4oNeNxSyVGuzwRnWbvM2HC:erwYuwqtIRRX4oMVGJRgrHC

Entry address:
0xE459

Entry point:
E8, CD, 79, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 8B, 45, 08, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, 80, E4, 41, 00, 8D, 7D, E0, F3, A5, 89, 45, F8, 8B, 45, 0C, 5F, 89, 45, FC, 5E, 85, C0, 74, 0C, F6, 00, 08, 74, 07, C7, 45, F4, 00, 40, 99, 01, 8D, 45, F4, 50, FF, 75, F0, FF, 75, E4, FF, 75, E0, FF, 15, 30, E1, 41, 00, C9, C2, 08, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 45, 08, 33, C9, 3B, 04, CD, 60, 54, 42, 00, 74, 13, 41, 83, F9, 2D, 72, F1, 8D, 48, ED, 83, F9, 11, 77, 0E, 6A, 0D, 58, 5D, C3, 8B, 04, CD, 64...
 
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Code size:
115 KB (117,760 bytes)

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

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cdn.solimba.com  (95.211.6.35:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to api.downloadmr.com  (95.211.39.161:80)

 
http://api.downloadmr.com/installer/361943289/launch

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