minecraft.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 file minecraft.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. With this installer, users are expecting to download Minecraft but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Blueis  (signed and verified)

MD5:
dbb400d273ceb4d36898e5b77fda7a33

SHA-1:
b0602c8802e97d88626a7d8a60ba5788b7567093

SHA-256:
95a40469db1b1a0ad0753ce9ef57df7ebaabbe66660db384d65b828513e79cd0

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 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:
4/6/2020 10:20:19 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.3.14.13

File size:
655.2 KB (670,960 bytes)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\minecraft.exe.9c9isyg.partial

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
11/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/7/2015 2:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Blueis, O=Blueis, L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=California, 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:
58AC2B1B2E1E80F003ECEE0F41F4124A

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/28/2015 9:35:11 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

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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Entropy:
7.9728

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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