kitara_installer.exe

Game Awesome LLC

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application kitara_installer.exe by Game Awesome 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 installCore installer.
Publisher:
Game Awesome LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e82c7ff3d3c27a32a0d62832ab5fae0a

SHA-1:
6611a9a2f150d24dee5cb21171a2f1813b4112e6

SHA-256:
29e68a14d685f9b2381aaa3466c9574ddf753510e7718b7967d89014a292fb8d

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
1/18/2017 3:50:20 PM UTC  (ten months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.1.18.10

File size:
751.3 KB (769,344 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
12/9/2012 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/6/2015 3:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Game Awesome LLC, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Game Awesome LLC, L=Weston, S=Florida, 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:
082CB3EC06ACAE2DAA2C8AA5685B84F6

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 3:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

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:
7.8882

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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