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:
b35a8877eb2e07d9b0bb14c597fa76a9

SHA-1:
6b410f7d9f240e77bb65bed23b57f796a607cbca

SHA-256:
59792d5320420d6442996a5240177d9154f45639e0701a0fc1556a583898848a

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:
10/23/2018 12:27:49 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.7.28.18

File size:
1.2 MB (1,252,296 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
5/25/2014 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/26/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Digital Plugin SL, O=Digital Plugin SL, L=Adeje, S=Santa Cruz de Tenerife, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
4DFD897866A8F5930B794CCCDAA3E5A1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/18/2014 3:09:46 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:iZ2NJJJJJJJJJJJJJ7JJJJJOnOnOnOn3xwwncncnJEGBAFPJQX1DITxesO+rSNBW:rX10evatfkCbnZeK

Entry address:
0x22DC

Entry point:
E8, AE, 40, 00, 00, E9, 79, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 56, 57, 33, F6, BF, 08, 8F, 42, 00, 83, 3C, F5, 3C, 80, 42, 00, 01, 75, 1E, 8D, 04, F5, 38, 80, 42, 00, 89, 38, 68, A0, 0F, 00, 00, FF, 30, 83, C7, 18, E8, 21, 41, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, C0, 74, 0C, 46, 83, FE, 24, 7C, D2, 33, C0, 40, 5F, 5E, C3, 83, 24, F5, 38, 80, 42, 00, 00, 33, C0, EB, F1, 8B, FF, 53, 8B, 1D, 9C, A0, 41, 00, 56, BE, 38, 80, 42, 00, 57, 8B, 3E, 85, FF, 74, 13, 83, 7E, 04, 01, 74, 0D, 57, FF, D3, 57, E8, 3E, 41, 00, 00, 83, 26, 00, 59, 83, C6...
 
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Code size:
97 KB (99,328 bytes)

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

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