installfreefileopener_553.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 installfreefileopener_553.exe by W3i has been detected as adware by 11 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:
2.104.2.0

MD5:
bbcce28a4a5e4dfd34aa0209bf5c1595

SHA-1:
29067c05810b1104ab70c655f4771d36c3512ca0

SHA-256:
6ed58b8cf94e18b3a40f07d18e093098544e506cf187b41a8b0e812bce3c27dd

Scanner detections:
11 / 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:
11/21/2018 3:33:10 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.124.226

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.0139

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.9281

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
5/19/2014

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.175.10814

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2014.05.19.08

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.W3i.CC
14.8.7.19

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.14517

Sophos
InstallQ
4.96

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R047H0AJL13
7.2.139

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
25364

File size:
1.6 MB (1,631,424 bytes)

Product version:
2.104.2.0

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\installfreefileopener_553.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:
11/28/2011 8:42:40 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:FlfGhK6XIUWTPzBhC53OHxl7dWyATrQr1:FEcc1eRlhW0

Entry address:
0x41B54

Entry point:
E8, 9A, 9E, 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:
6.9874

Code size:
950 KB (972,800 bytes)

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