player-chrome.exe

FUSION INSTALL

The Fusion Installer, which is a variant of Adknowledge's download manager bundles a number of ad-supported offerings in the installer. The application player-chrome.exe, “Fusion Install ” by FUSION INSTALL 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 installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Google's Chrome web browser but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Fusion Install   (signed by FUSION INSTALL)

Product:
Fusion Install

Description:
Fusion Install

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
e9d0245afaf326aaf6166d8abfa2d9d5

SHA-1:
a58f706f187cdaa8e65ef17f6bbe5953b128bf13

SHA-256:
c07c8f7114920951725c30c675c845a53fb7e7429fa467df63be16433bf72040

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup/installer bundles various adware components (toolbars, coupon extensions, ad-supported extensions and utility offers).

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:
3/15/2017 1:05:52 PM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.15.9

File size:
542.8 KB (555,816 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013 Fusion Install

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\player-chrome.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/3/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=FUSION INSTALL, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=FUSION INSTALL, 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:
3615E290FD8B112928257EE3CD74B519

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2014 8:56:42 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x3C298

Entry point:
E8, AA, 6C, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, 00, 8E, 47, 00, E8, CA, 09, 00, 00, 83, 65, E4, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 3B, 35, F8, 32, 48, 00, 77, 22, 6A, 04, E8, AD, 6E, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 56, E8, 0F, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 89, 45, E4, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 09, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, E4, E8, D6, 09, 00, 00, C3, 6A, 04, E8, 90, 6D, 00, 00, 59, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, 3D, 54, 1F, 48, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, E1, 61, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 09, 60, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 94, 1F, 00, 00, 59, 59, A1...
 
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Entropy:
6.4422

Code size:
405.5 KB (415,232 bytes)

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