hardware-helper-140.exe

Hardware Helper

Smart PC Solutions, Inc.

The application hardware-helper-140.exe by Smart PC Solutions has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Inno Setup installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from web.pchelpsoft.com.
Publisher:
PC Help Soft   (signed by Smart PC Solutions, Inc.)

Product:
Hardware Helper

Version:
3.1

MD5:
7deae91941df7e21420c34d4bf7aee91

SHA-1:
0a277f7210d5dc6aae28ae3740721346060584a6

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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.

Analysis date:
9/24/2018 9:04:21 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.PC Utilities.SmartPCSolutions.Installer (M)
15.12.22.10

File size:
7.3 MB (7,625,552 bytes)

Product version:
3.1

Copyright:
PC Help Soft

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Inno Setup

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\My documents\downloads\hardware-helper-140.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
4/4/2011 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="Smart PC Solutions, Inc.", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="Smart PC Solutions, Inc.", L=Alexandria, S=Virginia, 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:
502E76B6ACDCDE4F3336BF9286946063

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

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
196608:tGMZS+1Kam0YzH2EDdjAOc6xg1GQIhOSUr08MZ4NR2fp0ZiWq:cM6GAjq6G1Gj5208MeNQaZ/q

Entry address:
0x9B24

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, A2, 95, FF, FF, E8, A9, A7, FF, FF, E8, D4, C9, FF, FF, E8, 1B, CA, FF, FF, E8, 0E, F3, FF, FF, E8, 75, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, DB, A1, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, A4, A1, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 9B, FE, FF, FF, E8, 02, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 04, D0, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, E4, CD, 40, 00, E8, 53, 96, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, E4, CD, 40, 00, B2, 01, B8...
 
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Entropy:
7.9995

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

The file hardware-helper-140.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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