player_setup.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_setup.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:
9d813cac0e656c30a7f0788433a0545b

SHA-1:
3fd7ae9d7eb3dbd00232b1ed5b70d25466b1a53a

SHA-256:
de374a9c8a87824a6847e48bdaccea49149dd0821512f62a7dc825afffba10af

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 5:31:23 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.8.6.15

File size:
802.5 KB (821,760 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
4/25/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
4/26/2015 1:59:59 AM

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:
5/20/2014 10:16:17 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:5kIweXtVkPrzD4hh4QmdnmaPxWfLrEEUwTa3K5sPDaYV4huAXlX:5kICPrzD4NCnmaFEzTmRyTVX

Entry address:
0x4F026

Entry point:
E8, 5D, 87, 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, B3, 42, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, E8, D5, 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, A6, 12, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, C1, FF, 75, 0C, 57, FF, 75, 08, E8, B5, 06, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 39, 7D, 10, 74, B6, 39, 75, 0C, 73, 0E, E8, 64, 42, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Code size:
467.5 KB (478,720 bytes)

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

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