minecraft-setup.exe

Tightrope Interactive, Inc.

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 Tightrope Interactive 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:
Tightrope Interactive, Inc.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
444275b75d421a71e39a4498db9c5d7b

SHA-1:
c9e12b7011f3bdee81dc2edc4e5e26f1bc8a8987

SHA-256:
091ea287caf1fedcdce1c25bd56ede953732ba5999b6e94080a4d48ee48b7e1c

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 '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:
5/30/2020 10:36:08 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope.Bundler (M)
16.7.3.10

File size:
75.6 MB (79,313,040 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
12/5/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/6/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN="Tightrope Interactive, Inc.", O="Tightrope Interactive, Inc.", STREET="588 SUTTER STREET, #551", L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=CA, PostalCode=94102, C=US

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

Serial number:
00E0C39AC4896BD4B14524E20D3BF712FA

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/29/2015 7:35:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:XKCFG+pl1Hp7p4ZkuRt4Zh3UdOxouSdWE7uglrB/jmN7Trkfcn+zE:X3Xxp4Zkuf47kdtdZ7uC/jmlrDn+zE

Entry address:
0x234A

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 78, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, E8, F8, FD, FF, FF, FF, 15, 30, 77, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 2C, 77, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 3D, 42, 00, E8, DD, F9, FF, FF, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, A0, 3C, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 0B, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 50, 71, 40, 00, 68, 00, 74, 40, 00, 68, A0, 34, 42, 00, E8, 5A, F3, FF, FF, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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