horizon-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 horizon-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. The file has been seen being downloaded from download1018.mediafire.com and multiple other hosts.
Publisher:
Download Admin  (signed and verified)

MD5:
47a69d83915ce7cf14506eded8b57979

SHA-1:
4560c4a86425c29ec4ea01f4db6e311fa489fc98

SHA-256:
caeb6561366efddd239de0bf943ca557fafa7ad412b05bfc2347199f700af25c

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:
8/16/2018 6:35:47 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope.DownloadAdmin.Bundler (M)
16.1.13.2

File size:
740.1 KB (757,856 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2016 6:59:59 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:
6/22/2012 1:07:51 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:uxpJTRe2ox2XK8arRJjOvsWRBsu1ZZKPrqLELFQvCU/Do:apNR9ox2NErSNCPrXQaUbo

Entry address:
0x333B

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, B8, 3C, 42, 00, E8, 2C, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, C0, 3B, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 43, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 38, 74, 40, 00, 68, C0, 33, 42, 00, E8, 1D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57, E8, 0B, 24, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.4082

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

The file horizon-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 21 URLs.

http://download1018.mediafire.com/r7u54pj467ag/.../horizon-setup.exe

http://download1018.mediafire.com/ba69nufz53dg/.../horizon-setup.exe

http://download1594.mediafire.com/mm7mjm7p8rtg/.../horizon-setup.exe

http://download998.mediafire.com/77zmbo19hfbg/.../horizon-setup.exe

http://download998.mediafire.com/i8vqd38b04vg/.../horizon-setup.exe

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