googlechromesetup.exe

Installer Program Application

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 Program Application 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. 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:
Program Application   (signed by Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.))

Product:
Installer Program Application

Description:
Installer Program Application Setup

Version:
4.4.3.3

MD5:
f8ef2dcd88d20db64e4640e1bf989035

SHA-1:
b6e6fee585a6b9fea0123ca47ecc39b9dadb6adc

SHA-256:
3c9aa18defe886a0fadafb8bbd6ba673ca5479866b59430c722ffcb205dbd325

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:
10/20/2018 7:52:49 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.NewMedia.NMH.installCore.Installer (M)
16.4.29.15

File size:
757.1 KB (775,304 bytes)

Product version:
3.0

Copyright:
Internet Web

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\inetcache\ie\{random}\googlechromesetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
2/11/2015 5:54:46 PM

Valid to:
2/12/2016 5:54:46 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:
6/20/1992 12:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:4dCpRFjQUX6sL5m5OAa6xGD1bnmbDn7Bpk/l67tcaxzhotuwDyw6NVhly6ZD6:4dC7eO6sUBa6xyd0LilKcaHaJ6zhlyY2

Entry address:
0x9C40

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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

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