optimizerpro.exe

PC Utilities Software Limited

Part of the Optimizer Pro / Driver 'PC optimizer' product lines marketed by Adsology and distributed through various bundled software (PPI and commission) channels. The application optimizerpro.exe by PC Utilities Software Limited has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This is a setup program which is used to install the application. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.pcutilitiespro.com.
Publisher:
PC Utilities Software Limited  (signed and verified)

Version:
3.2

MD5:
c0f9bb1ef59cf6f1e5485225e79a6f6b

SHA-1:
242e113c04327a2bd84c97da0b78f94f04efbe91

SHA-256:
43af2066ff0bf8d8aa61bac5dc932d5d31780e1c0adbb272e0f80c4cfdfa324a

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Installed with the Optimizer Pro software which is bundled by 3rd-party monetization programs.

Analysis date:
1/21/2018 6:06:20 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.PC Utilities.PCUtilities.Installer (M)
16.2.22.10

File size:
6.3 MB (6,641,296 bytes)

Product version:
3.2

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
4/5/2013 1:29:35 PM

Valid to:
4/3/2015 9:23:14 AM

Subject:
CN=PC Utilities Software Limited, O=PC Utilities Software Limited, L=London, S=UK, C=GB

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
2B239BABC97410

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/4/2013 12:24:57 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:5kLmWKKbfg3ZAO6HbIeKrx3xSpBxPhdUcwnt/viKY+iiZOmWLB6JEaWln:5kLmEMAjEZ3xSpB7d9sniKY+iDLBXl

Entry address:
0x113BC

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, A4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, C4, 89, 45, C0, 89, 45, A4, 89, 45, D0, 89, 45, C8, 89, 45, CC, 89, 45, D4, 89, 45, D8, 89, 45, EC, B8, 2C, 00, 41, 00, E8, E8, 51, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 9E, 1A, 41, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 5A, 1A, 41, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 48, 5B, 41, 00, E8, 16, D8, FF, FF, E8, 65, D3, FF, FF, 80, 3D, DC, 2A, 41, 00, 00, 74, 0C, E8, 2B, D9, FF, FF, 33, C0, E8, 80, 32, FF, FF, 8D, 55, EC, 33, C0, E8, E2, A3, FF, FF, 8B, 55, EC, B8, 50, 86...
 
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Entropy:
7.9982

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
63.5 KB (65,024 bytes)

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

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