googlechromesetup.exe

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, “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. 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:
Web Generic   (signed by Top Balance (New Media Holdings Ltd.))

Product:
Internet software

Description:
Internet software Setup

Version:
1.4.3.8

MD5:
5c2cfcf1b878fd5aca37123a15177025

SHA-1:
cdc60b807560aec56d4c8afdca1e26fa084c3126

SHA-256:
7c6bb14563793071d24a6fd2ccff20102a968ccb2651033cd3c23aef8b395899

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:
10/18/2018 9:47:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.NewMedia.Installer.installCore.Installer (M)
16.2.11.5

File size:
687.2 KB (703,680 bytes)

Product version:
3.7

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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 8:54:46 PM

Valid to:
2/12/2016 8:54:46 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 2:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:aWiGhMlOQ06ng+WJmDzpWio7wHIu8i4B+bBJykidRa8rgUZejG0NgL4QwhAtl:aWikMAQNngj8Pb2qj8i4BeBJDiBg16eU

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:
7.8860

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

Code size:
39.5 KB (40,448 bytes)

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