googlechrome-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 googlechrome-setup.exe by Download Admin 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 Tightrope WebInstall 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:
Download Admin  (signed and verified)

MD5:
6c32b1db49792fcf9e2619405bdc90fc

SHA-1:
01fc7200d50f5344ec6a0aa68b94a5c61e1ec319

SHA-256:
e183541726737923cba39bcf6f90b347d22f48d2e568277eb981fbf201d0b4cb

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 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:
10/19/2019 8:57:48 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.3.16.10

File size:
736.5 KB (754,208 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2016 5:59:59 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:
6/17/2014 9:35:36 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x3341

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, F8, 24, 7A, 00, E8, 2C, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, 00, 24, 7A, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 43, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 38, 74, 40, 00, 68, 00, 1C, 7A, 00, E8, 1D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 80, 7A, 00, 57, E8, 0B, 24, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9381

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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