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 19 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:
2.110.0.0

MD5:
3a71be3c1d511e662382dce82a76ac72

SHA-1:
9b41dd6312735eab1e484fc37605b801437a9651

SHA-256:
deedcf6f41157832114e0e44d9ddd62d468b1c620cf2b1c790cbef5eb64f878d

Scanner detections:
19 / 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:
9/21/2018 3:23:58 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.108.198

AVG
InstallIQ.R
2016.0.3155

Baidu Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent
4.0.3.15329

Bkav FE
HW32.Pedka
1.3.0.4261

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.088

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
9.8944

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
3/29/2015

herdProtect (fuzzy)
2015.7.3.23

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712333

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712333

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2015.03.29.06

McAfee
Artemis!281F3D8AE776
5600.6811

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!281F3D8AE776
7.6811

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.InstallX
15.3.29.18

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.15327

Sophos
InstallQ
4.93

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.USA27HO
7.2.88

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
22592

XVirus List
Win32.Detected
2.10.14

File size:
1.6 MB (1,673,408 bytes)

Product version:
2.110.0.0

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\installfreefileopener_553.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
6/18/2011 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/1/2013 6:59:59 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:
3/27/2012 2:47:47 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:rHf9VQRRqvelYDVPddMgGuL83/YfTqZrZ:rlVSgdDJM3wE

Entry address:
0x41B54

Entry point:
E8, 5A, 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:
6.9814

Code size:
979.5 KB (1,003,008 bytes)

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