microsoft_office_publisher.exe

Microsoft Office Publisher

Innova Group

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application microsoft_office_publisher.exe by Innova Group 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:
Innova Group  (signed and verified)

Product:
Microsoft Office Publisher

Version:
1.0

MD5:
10cfcb5b3cac47746fee9014861530c4

SHA-1:
8ffdf5104ecc8d7d32f942aa8b626a159fc19e70

SHA-256:
755bf544c9649607e6098bf0ce7a1bfc8d1dfddc5aaeab6df1a2e0970f86f143

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 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:
12/15/2018 10:40:46 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
16.11.19.14

File size:
160.1 KB (163,936 bytes)

Product version:
1.0

Copyright:
Copyright (c) 2012 Innova Group

Trademarks:
Copyright (c) 2012 Innova Group

Original file name:
Setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
English (United States d'America)

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
10/25/2012 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/26/2013 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Innova Group, O=Innova Group, STREET="Via Chiamue, 17", L=Tolmezzo, S=UD, PostalCode=33028, C=IT

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
303D7A07170BFA516B217BAC145736CC

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 11:50:52 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:PgXdZt9P6D3XJX3RFAX7OMuWt4rxWd9Uy+AycdYp4VQ6yh4OGbB:Pe34tHC76+nv+AyerjFB

Entry address:
0x30FA

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 60, 91, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 18, EC, 42, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 64, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 98, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 60, E3, 42, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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