instacodecs_1290.exe

InstallIQ Installation Utility

W3i, LLC

The InstallIQ (InstallX) installation program is a co-bundle stub that devlivers software monetization offers during installation. These offers include web browser toolbars and extensions. The application instacodecs_1290.exe by W3i has been detected as adware by 30 anti-malware scanners. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.iq6download.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Version:
2.109.0.0

MD5:
a4fecbcf9d156efbb8d918647328f3b1

SHA-1:
ca780aedc6fe29a9fad35aaa502652bf48f77fb6

SHA-256:
60428b85a02144073730adace0bfbab609466954ed95a084a3638f15d572b752

Scanner detections:
30 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
InstallIQ is a bundled offer download and install manager that is designed to show sponsored offers during installation that typically includes adware type toolbars, browser extensions and plugin or other potentially unwanted software along with the promised application.

Analysis date:
10/20/2018 12:15:49 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.83.190

avast!
Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
2014.9-151226

AVG
AdInstaller.InstallQ
2016.0.2884

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.InstallIQ
4.0.3.151226

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware
1.3.0.6979

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
16401

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.0360

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Trojan.Win32.InstallIQ.AMN
8.15.12.26.08

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
9.7293

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
12/26/2015

F-Prot
W32/A-9a8e7a6e
v6.4.7.1.166

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallIQ
15.12.25

IKARUS anti.virus
AdWare.Win32.InstallIQ
t3scan.2.2.29

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.207.16681

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.913

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2015.12.26.08

McAfee
Artemis!9BADC0C628E9
5600.6540

MicroWorld eScan
Win32/InstallIQ
16.0.0.1080

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Adware.dqhfdc
0.30.24.2668

Panda Antivirus
PUP/Multitoolbar
15.12.26.08

Reason Heuristics
PUP.InstallX.W3i.Installer (M)
15.12.26.8

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.151224

Sophos
InstallQ
4.89

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.InstallQ
9424

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.RFFH1G5
7.2.360

Trend Micro
TROJ_FAKEAV.BMC
10.465.26

Vba32 AntiVirus
Adware.InstallIQ.Downloader
3.12.26.4

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
18568

ViRobot
Trojan.Win32.A.Badur.1551552[h]
2014.3.20.0

Zillya! Antivirus
Trojan.Magania.Win32.60956
2.0.0.2315

File size:
1.6 MB (1,667,264 bytes)

Product version:
2.109.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright ©2011 W3i Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallIQ.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\instacodecs_1290.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
6/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/1/2013 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="W3i, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="W3i, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, 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:
6A5D73F262C38BBD4578AB6AD713318D

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/6/2012 4:08:49 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:rsaP0YfRy45u24bZ8EgVf5Uw1UMGoDroQ8GOvVNLGqPW7xNTZKu3kF2ep2fdE2Sw:XVfRr4ZTgBUAUMGoDroQ8rz3oTpirk

Entry address:
0x41B54

Entry point:
E8, 4A, A0, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 74, 24, 8A, 01, 83, C1, 01, 84, C0, 74, 4E, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, EF, 05, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 01, BA, FF, FE, FE, 7E, 03, D0, 83, F0, FF, 33, C2, 83, C1, 04, A9, 00, 01, 01, 81, 74, E8, 8B, 41, FC, 84, C0, 74, 32, 84, E4, 74, 24, A9, 00, 00, FF, 00, 74, 13, A9, 00, 00, 00, FF, 74, 02, EB, CD, 8D, 41, FF, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, 2B, C1, C3, 8D, 41, FE, 8B, 4C, 24, 04...
 
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Entropy:
6.9792

Code size:
974.5 KB (997,888 bytes)

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