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 13 anti-malware scanners. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.iq5download.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Version:
2.103.0.0

MD5:
4916ffdcd3fb4f8936a499459ebc5736

SHA-1:
f81c543bfa1acda5c2a2aeea8a85717656c5e02e

SHA-256:
ebcd28c8ca473b5b9c711deabd46396d8d8fa225e966b088f22df7c969d400a8

Scanner detections:
13 / 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:
6/25/2018 6:53:12 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.134.32

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.9
9.0.1.069

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
9.9487

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallIQ
3/10/2015

herdProtect (fuzzy)
2015.6.17.4

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11302

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11302

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2015.03.10.09

McAfee
Artemis!4916FFDCD3FB
5600.6830

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!4916FFDCD3FB
7.6830

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.InstallX
15.3.10.21

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.15308

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
26956

File size:
1.6 MB (1,626,304 bytes)

Product version:
2.103.0.0

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 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:
11/1/2011 2:33:29 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:rKfmJ9vFnsx/65N0rY3jMVwqZi/Tn/7r+:rLL9jzMVwra

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:
6.9889

Code size:
946 KB (968,704 bytes)

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