mplayer_setup.exe

SetupManager.exe

Optimum Installer

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application mplayer_setup.exe, “mplayer ” by Optimum Installer 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from ad.yieldmanager.com.
Publisher:
SetupManager  (signed by Optimum Installer)

Product:
SetupManager.exe

Description:
mplayer

Version:
3.4.7

MD5:
1ab78032d088c10605b8cfa7f9910da7

SHA-1:
d4b3ad80f3e721e751025944a3b7894763ceceab

SHA-256:
b83f996b6086f0bbc835b7b7a883a7b5a6c99bb9f6e484cdf0c2a3d664e5e9ff

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

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:
6/25/2018 8:48:58 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumI.Bundler (M)
16.5.31.8

File size:
847.3 KB (867,624 bytes)

Product version:
3.4.7

Original file name:
Setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/10/2012 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/7/2013 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Optimum Installer, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Optimum Installer, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
7C5F27B776ADBBB7943F700066A490BF

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/2/2013 3:20:49 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:B4XK0A/ApMcRkyyKUWiOi7AvYSbdIsNoUTOY32Y5us5mtuXkrJA6shfcqGV5O+FM:B4GVUq1Y5VtkrJA66fLzye2GxsFvHXa1

Entry address:
0x54622

Entry point:
E8, 14, E1, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 14, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 8D, E1, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 5D, C3, FF, 35, 6C, BD, 4A, 00, E8, A9, 4C, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 74, 02, FF, D0, 6A, 19, E8, 62, AE, 00, 00, 6A, 01, 6A, 00, E8, 8C, E4, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, E9, 6D, E3, 00, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 45, 08, 66, 8B, 08, 40, 40, 66, 85, C9, 75, F6, 2B, 45, 08, D1, F8, 48, 5D, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 55, 08, 53, 56, 57, 33, FF, 3B, D7, 74, 07, 8B, 5D, 0C, 3B...
 
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Entropy:
6.7202

Code size:
464 KB (475,136 bytes)

The file mplayer_setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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