minecraft-setup.exe

Blueis

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application minecraft-setup.exe by Blueis has been detected as adware 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 Tightrope WebInstall installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Minecraft but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Blueis  (signed and verified)

Product:
Blueis

Version:
52.0.1.7659

MD5:
13f02d5bed7947ce13e3c44eea15ac92

SHA-1:
13c5eb0b0b39d98dfa8a86bce16fd8c067218ecb

SHA-256:
4c1cbd26e65842e8a46cf447fac49510b5a83a5a0f73cd0110a3a451af121d27

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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 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:
5/27/2020 3:38:41 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
16.8.2.10

File size:
870.6 KB (891,480 bytes)

Product version:
52.0.1.7659

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2015

Original file name:
setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\minecraft-setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
11/11/2015 8:23:38 PM

Valid to:
9/16/2016 2:46:38 AM

Subject:
CN=Blueis, O=Blueis, L=San Francisco, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority - G2, OU=http://certs.godaddy.com/repository/, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
05824772F61FAE32

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/29/2014 12:58:01 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:3pXz6VLgBcfWleBtlQmGRWh0bhyFQ6eJoNG:lEgBcfWle77GRc0lyF

Entry address:
0x209A

Entry point:
E8, 71, B8, 00, 00, E9, 73, B1, 00, 00, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 18, 8B, 45, 08, 53, 8B, 5D, 14, 56, 8B, 73, 08, 33, 30, 57, 8B, 06, C6, 45, FF, 00, C7, 45, F4, 01, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 7B, 10, 83, F8, FE, 74, 0B, 8B, 4E, 04, 03, CF, 33, 0C, 38, FF, 55, 0C, 8B, 4E, 0C, 8B, 56, 08, 03, CF, 33, 0C, 3A, FF, 55, 0C, 8B, 45, 10, F6, 40, 04, 66, 0F, 85, 12, 01, 00, 00, 8D, 4D, E8, 89, 4B, FC, 8B, 5B, 0C, 89, 45, E8, 8B, 45, 18, 89, 45, EC, 83, FB, FE, 74, 60, EB, 06...
 
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Entropy:
7.9689  (probably packed)

Code size:
52.5 KB (53,760 bytes)

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