openofficesuite-setup.exe

Download Admin

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 openofficesuite-setup.exe by Download Admin 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 the free Apache OpenOffice but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Download Admin  (signed and verified)

MD5:
dd1faa20804b824ee05e9e849f50a9bb

SHA-1:
d6ec6375b39c69a43738709f4515a814ddd940c2

SHA-256:
c284d9bea42f354a5899fa29aa2f933cc729810f2396c2d703ce1acd5f99609c

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:
10/15/2019 10:58:52 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.3.16.7

File size:
916.3 KB (938,312 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/29/2016 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Download Admin, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Download Admin, 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:
2EEB247A8F9D63D74CE7EF9551E3D401

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/17/2014 8:35:36 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x3341

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, B0, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 88, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, F8, 24, 7A, 00, E8, 2C, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, 00, 24, 7A, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 43, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 38, 74, 40, 00, 68, 00, 1C, 7A, 00, E8, 1D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 80, 7A, 00, 57, E8, 0B, 24, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.5077

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

The file openofficesuite-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://files5.openoffice.us.com/dl?bc=4805&geo&geo

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