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.lpmxp2012.com.
Publisher:
Digital Plugin SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
84fe417fd6654a3966a138c53f6d550c

SHA-1:
70d185b25c7b72326dda092e3cfd818a6cf3fd09

SHA-256:
32e84e373a932890d164473b7f83b8998092ced30a003350b5b484d9dd59d10f

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
11/13/2018 4:14:08 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse.DigitalP.Bundler (M)
16.8.5.8

File size:
1.2 MB (1,242,056 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:
6/13/2014 12:15:51 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:8hRyk5BKO3gux5cGnWYu2qR3Jai7r9rfPn9vYjzNJJJJJJJJJJJJJ7JJJJJOnOnM:8h4qvQImGWYu2w7Nmng

Entry address:
0x3B5D

Entry point:
E8, 7F, 38, 00, 00, E9, 39, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, 5F, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 5C, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, 5F, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 5C, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, A0, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 44, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8D, 45, 08, 50, 8B, F1, E8, 44, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 44, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1...
 
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Code size:
100 KB (102,400 bytes)

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

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