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. With this installer, users are expecting to download Google's Chrome web browser but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Fusion Install   (signed by FUSION INSTALL)

Product:
Fusion Install

Description:
Fusion Install

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
2d529594e8302e7f359ad638d8bca7a9

SHA-1:
c6f19e34ba10d583135bd3fd95d8bb67b78e04e6

SHA-256:
76b31e10a12eabf0fd7d35c3421847b2b82eb5b18f26b9b0aa57ded2fcff1a27

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 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:
3/15/2017 3:06:26 PM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.15.11

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:
6.4425

Code size:
405.5 KB (415,232 bytes)

The file player-chrome.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://secure.2-fusioninstall.com/o/.../Player-Chrome.exe

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