installer_microsoft_office_publisher_english.exe

WorldSetup

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application installer_microsoft_office_publisher_english.exe by WorldSetup has been detected as adware by 21 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the installCore installer. During install, it bundles potentially unwanted software on a user's computer at the same time without adequate consent. The file has been seen being downloaded from au.fileprogram.net.
Publisher:
WorldSetup  (signed and verified)

MD5:
42372a61c16f81ab228e046fc337b47b

SHA-1:
4d365dc0c67c9a36b4f8a2785c0d6e0c2edfd8c8

SHA-256:
50514ca226580cb677aafc1763ad75a0296149ba7eeab3cd96776a4242ea71f0

Scanner detections:
21 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
May bundle additional potentially unwanted software such as adware during setup.

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:
11/21/2017 12:49:20 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.134.46

AVG
Trojan horse Ransomer.DBB
2014.0.3955

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Installcore.BB
17868

Dr.Web
Trojan.Packed.24524
9.0.1.05190

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Variant.Zusy.68408
8.14.06.11.03

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.JE.gen potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/InstallCore_JE
6/11/2014

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallCore
14.6.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11721

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11311

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A
v2014.06.11.03

McAfee
Artemis!F6314EDD8478
5600.7103

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!F6314EDD8478
7.7103

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.Adware.94c
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.WorldSetup.m
14.6.11.3

Sophos
Install Core
4.98

The Hacker
Trojan/Kryptik.bwam
6.8.0.6.162

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0227
7.2.162

Vba32 AntiVirus
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallCore.b
26980

Zillya! Antivirus
Trojan.Kryptik.Win32.492870
2.0.0.1790

File size:
662.6 KB (678,552 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/4/2015 10:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=WorldSetup, O=WorldSetup, STREET=Lilienblum 28 St., L=Tel-Aviv, S=Tel-Aviv, PostalCode=6513307, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
6EEF11096F7B5CDC42244636F32F2208

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 8:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:Ovpgxwq2fo9kt1cJK8D42LltN+lrZ9iPZzVXBlqktRx/Y7Hi/qmRMvyVxlZ:OvmKZAWt1CHD42UlWlB8kt3/8H/4Mvu

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Entropy:
7.8264

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

The file installer_microsoft_office_publisher_english.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.