player_setup.exe

Softpulse SLU

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 Softpulse SLU 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.lpmxbox600.com.
Publisher:
Softpulse SLU  (signed and verified)

MD5:
1e72357e7ba4d59eaa50e07eb8f2a2bf

SHA-1:
e86a8c3bc2655331e6576860a7105671768c88fa

SHA-256:
5ea214f8c814a30dd0d0bd4683ef00696b28f23967f98f84aa4585f194dc54b9

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:
11/23/2017 2:04:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse.Bundler (M)
16.6.17.13

File size:
789 KB (807,944 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:
3/9/2014 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/10/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Softpulse SLU, O=Softpulse SLU, STREET="El Pozo, 17B", L=Guia de Isora, S=Santa Cruz de Tenerife, PostalCode=38680, C=ES

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

Serial number:
00F5AD21F5B60D3815776CE20025D5B9B8

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/22/2014 1:33:05 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:j21GT5b+s2KVzxFAu27Mms/p9kh3zPSBH/dRUshEMsPDaYBKDEWf86:j21lRKVzxFAbVshJBH/PHELaB

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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Code size:
454 KB (464,896 bytes)

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

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