googlechromesetup.exe

Installer Internet Software

Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.)

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application googlechromesetup.exe, “Installer Internet Software Setup ” by Top Balance (New Media Holdings) 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 installCore installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Google's Chrome web browser but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Software program   (signed by Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.))

Product:
Installer Internet Software

Description:
Installer Internet Software Setup

Version:
4.8.2.0

MD5:
dc6d9aa35432869e9c13d704baccb1d0

SHA-1:
292451c3409f4bc05c61376bcb0d43191d1317e7

SHA-256:
f71087e0688e1256794d54ca3a395d7e91ca086f2b92ffa9289aad0db453dda5

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
10/18/2018 7:15:22 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.NewMedia.NMH.installCore.Installer (M)
16.2.24.6

File size:
697.6 KB (714,368 bytes)

Product version:
4.0

Copyright:
Software

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
2/11/2015 4:54:46 PM

Valid to:
2/12/2016 4:54:46 PM

Subject:
CN=Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.), O=Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.), L=Tel Aviv, C=IL

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

Serial number:
112195E753935A102CF246567B961877F414

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 11:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:181GGADlLPvYkdZqEGmX0olRjteRnQW/cPM25cDHD9PWsxtD3o6lVIC5iaElA:181r2LPNlWRn1125mHD9P9TD3X48iar

Entry address:
0xA5F8

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, CE, 8A, FF, FF, E8, D5, 9C, FF, FF, E8, 64, 9F, FF, FF, E8, 07, A0, FF, FF, E8, A6, BF, FF, FF, E8, 11, E9, FF, FF, E8, 78, EA, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, C9, AC, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 92, AC, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 26, F5, FF, FF, E8, 11, F1, FF, FF, 80, 3D, 34, B2, 40, 00, 00, 74, 0C, E8, 23, F6, FF, FF, 33, C0, E8, C4, 97, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, B6, C5, FF, FF, 8B, 55...
 
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Entropy:
7.8907

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
39.5 KB (40,448 bytes)

The file googlechromesetup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 2 URLs.

http://unipdfconverter.com/?dl=1&pi=AT7wAzLyATAyOi==&osos=VdluDrW3cw==&chnl=b_sa_sign_win8&dr=cHaWck1jIHvJ KLm2r0Wc32lDXiyvENyhKvEvmCWcyDEcmlChSDBDz1l QDj7z1HiQDj rcWDK4m7z0RvmiWAkDjIKiWXzMdAZMzOZMFASDPDdlChV81OZawAja4ATiy&pd=2323UExJck1EIXDlUmNJ i==&campaignId=9jn0AzA3NTC0AZMq

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