internet explorer 11 64 bit - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application internet explorer 11 64 bit - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Covus installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Internet Explorer but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
2.1.4.4

MD5:
0eed698bf973dabd317aee85c5a76f58

SHA-1:
3d53933ac9e91b02e8cede4b921857d7faafaadd

SHA-256:
1bf6a72fbe967dadf0e3b3271ed29f846b1300f6a74577a853139a91d6e2fa1a

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
1/20/2020 10:57:41 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
1.4 MB (1,496,584 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.4.4

Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\internet explorer 11 64 bit - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/27/2016 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/27/2017 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, OU=Download Development, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, STREET=St.-Martin-Strasse 66, L=Munich, S=Bavaria, PostalCode=81541, C=DE

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

Serial number:
00B0564F3FBF54F6269517864BB24329FC

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/30/2016 4:32:11 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1EE910

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, E6, FF, 57, EB, 0B, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89, C5, EB, 0B, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B...
 
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Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.24

Code size:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)