mediaplayer.exe

SafeInstaller

InstallX, LLC

This is the InstallX/InstallIQ download manager and installer that will bundle offers during setup for additional PUPs and other unwanted software. The application mediaplayer.exe by InstallX has been detected as adware by 24 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallIQ Installation Manager installer. This program installs potentially unwanted software on your PC at the same time as the software you are trying to install, without adequate consent. The file has been seen being downloaded from xads.zedo.com and multiple other hosts.
Publisher:
SafeInstall, LLC  (signed by InstallX, LLC)

Product:
SafeInstaller

Description:
Safe Installer

Version:
1.0.62.0

MD5:
2cd10bfc5f8d71b98ab7e8ac8ada90be

SHA-1:
d0dc4a0bf6adba2d8579b49307441b723fd8b34b

SHA-256:
4e9a40e90a79da3d654ed4e96608daa6b8af9c2cfd793befb8d73f6e9bde29a8

Scanner detections:
24 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallIQ (by InstallX) software bundler that may include toolbars and other browser extensions offers.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
12/12/2017 2:03:06 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.Graftor.155902
822

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.SafeInstaller
2014.11.05

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen4
7.11.183.48

Antiy Labs AVL
RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/NSIS.Agent
1.0.0.1

AVG
Generic_r
2015.0.3300

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.InstallIQ
4.0.3.14115

Bitdefender
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.Graftor.155902
1.0.20.1545

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallIQ.B
19997

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2512
9.0.1.0309

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.10672

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Agent
11/5/2014

F-Secure
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
11.2014-05-11_4

G Data
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.Graftor.155902
14.11.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.185.13888

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.185.13902

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.NSIS.Agent
14.0.0.2994

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.SafeInstall.A
v2014.11.05.04

MicroWorld eScan
Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.Graftor.155902
15.0.0.927

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Searcher.csnymk
0.28.6.62995

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Application.ab7
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.InstallX.L
14.11.5.4

Sophos
InstallQ
4.98

Vba32 AntiVirus
suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
34522

File size:
1.9 MB (1,980,952 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.62.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
safeinstall.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallIQ Installation Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
3/20/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/8/2015 7:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN="InstallX, LLC", O="InstallX, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
0F4D188192318D28510FC886CBB855E6

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/29/2014 10:55:07 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:ihJZ3Jg3RxxQ4lnr8WE6BmdRYK8nIvk4Iym8S16YdTd6cbxC61YSx0VYhN5TOO5v:kBWE6uqIvAyJYb6c061BhNT/wTjkxJ64

Entry address:
0x5AB6A

Entry point:
E8, E3, 3B, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, 10, B0, 54, 00, E8, 20, 2C, 00, 00, E8, B0, 3D, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, 76, 3B, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, 57, 35, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
7.0436

Code size:
1.1 MB (1,116,672 bytes)

The file mediaplayer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 10 URLs.

http://xads.zedo.com/ads2/c?a=2109494;x=2317;g=172;c=2019000340,2019000340;i=0;n=2019;s=289;1=8;2=1;tg=1415067916;vr=1;m=54;w=6;os=3;ct=1;p=6;h=2742067;f=2862272;b=10;u=6ySJp9VETVKKY-QjigroSg**~102614;z=0.03353957685378983;ainfo=;csv=1;dct=2067;dmf=;dvm=;dsr=;djs=;dhs=;q=;k=http://1-vinstaller.com/.../download?accountid=14529&shortname=mediaplayer&campaignname=&exp=%z

http://xads.zedo.com/ads2/c?a=2109494;x=2317;g=172;c=2019000340,2019000340;i=0;n=2019;s=289;1=8;2=1;tg=1414962666;vr=1;m=278;w=6;os=3;ct=1;p=6;h=2742067;f=2862272;b=10;u=4pXCRD1hQu2NzO53xZM2Vw**~101914;z=0.12735825922333077;ainfo=;csv=1;dct=2067;dmf=;dvm=;dsr=;djs=;dhs=;q=;k=http://1-vinstaller.com/.../download?accountid=14529&shortname=mediaplayer&campaignname=&exp=%z

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