player.exe

Sambamedia SL

This is the Softpulse installer which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application player.exe by Sambamedia SL 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 Softpulse SoftwareBundler installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.lpmxp2.com.
Publisher:
Sambamedia SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e054799035a770ee05aa5af3cb955cfc

SHA-1:
3796ba529c4adf07fd23495b759a6f86cc364eff

SHA-256:
9ba52357b389de04cc92779d07517929512916d3d2a8add585f4258027482af8

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 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:
12/12/2017 11:33:16 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.7.16.6

File size:
789 KB (807,928 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
4/24/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/25/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Sambamedia SL, O=Sambamedia SL, STREET="La Botavara, 1 2", L=Adeje, S=Santa Cruz de Tenerife, PostalCode=38670, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00B3AB0358C7184E7B47E1675806B74132

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/22/2014 12:33:05 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:s21GT5b+s2KVzxFAu27Mms/p9kh3zPSBH/dRUshEMsPDaYBKDEWf8M:s21lRKVzxFAbVshJBH/PHELa3

Entry address:
0x4D137

Entry point:
E8, ED, 7A, 00, 00, E9, 79, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, 75, 14, 57, 33, FF, 3B, F7, 75, 04, 33, C0, EB, 65, 39, 7D, 08, 75, 1B, E8, 42, 36, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, E8, D4, 0C, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 8B, C6, EB, 45, 39, 7D, 10, 74, 16, 39, 75, 0C, 72, 11, 56, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 08, E8, 95, 12, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, C1, FF, 75, 0C, 57, FF, 75, 08, E8, B4, 06, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 39, 7D, 10, 74, B6, 39, 75, 0C, 73, 0E, E8, F3, 35, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Entropy:
6.3418

Code size:
454 KB (464,896 bytes)

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

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