howcodecsetup.exe

HOW SOFT

The application howcodecsetup.exe by HOW SOFT has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This is a self-extracting archive and installer and has been known to bundle potentially unwanted software.
Publisher:
howsoft  (signed by HOW SOFT)

Version:
1.2.0.0

MD5:
1c552c50a15eea4d520726fb7a75eb0e

SHA-1:
3924c48b140599c5948b9f1c9b3675c4fd577ea1

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:
10/22/2017 11:17:25 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Hue Communication (M)
16.8.2.16

File size:
12.7 MB (13,279,344 bytes)

Product version:
1.2.0.0

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\howcodec\howcodecsetup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
12/16/2010 9:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/17/2011 8:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=HOW SOFT, O=HOW SOFT, L=Guro-gu, S=SEOUL, C=KR

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3B9817FBE154B0346689E1852F9704A7

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 7:22:17 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
196608:E3tNIUcLLfb0kNAuBtVgBQlCLLuxfkrtmOjSnyph9Boxvm5T4xNuQ1XWOIdV/X3U:E3tNcPHbJgG0niU+Qo9kNQNYdV/

Entry address:
0x1E43EF0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 00, 5A, 01, 8D, BE, 00, 10, E6, FE, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 10, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.9278

Packer / compiler:
UPX 2.90LZMA

Code size:
12.6 MB (13,258,752 bytes)

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