player_setup.exe

Digital Plugin 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_setup.exe by Digital Plugin 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.lpmxp2001.com.
Publisher:
Digital Plugin SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
f026014e917937ecc2eb01d449fa5008

SHA-1:
2c0ac8867b1267b5f846adce454b33571fb483a1

SHA-256:
3c6e99b4bee62bb94faa108ebec251acda090a58ec17709518493d355431086d

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 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:
9/24/2018 1:23:33 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.7.20.13

File size:
814 KB (833,560 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
5/23/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
5/24/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Digital Plugin SL, O=Digital Plugin SL, STREET=Calle el Pozo 17B, 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:
00C30222BF83B5AE2CB666E51380D11646

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/6/2014 5:51:42 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:kgQk6I6rjHaK7Ub/V798aIDFH/OakXC0aJktazsmR/sPDaY7IuT:kg4+KU4aI+XC0X8Rwvf

Entry address:
0x4E2B0

Entry point:
E8, F3, 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, 4A, 38, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, E8, D6, 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, 2C, 14, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, C1, FF, 75, 0C, 57, FF, 75, 08, E8, AB, 0A, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 39, 7D, 10, 74, B6, 39, 75, 0C, 73, 0E, E8, FB, 37, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Code size:
465.5 KB (476,672 bytes)

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

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