razer cortex game booster - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application razer cortex game booster - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Covus installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from x.chip.de.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
2.1.3.1

MD5:
c93f7696caf72dba71e5f2df48e3651f

SHA-1:
6b04008c9d85e7d54df2dc0e2797fd8b8ea7a1b7

SHA-256:
7b05d8f754947ee25fb0a7bf78f80d48739dd129987848e2649ca91d6f6b733b

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially 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:
1/21/2020 12:06:01 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.11

File size:
1.4 MB (1,496,584 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.3.1

Copyright:
Copyright © 2016 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\razer cortex game booster - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/27/2016 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/27/2017 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, OU=Download Development, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, STREET=St.-Martin-Strasse 66, L=Munich, S=Bavaria, PostalCode=81541, C=DE

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

Serial number:
00B0564F3FBF54F6269517864BB24329FC

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/17/2016 3:16:08 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1EE910

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, E6, FF, 57, EB, 0B, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89, C5, EB, 0B, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B...
 
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Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.24

Code size:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)

The file razer cortex game booster - chip-installer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://x.chip.de/intern/dl/?url=http://www.chip.de/.../?lastchange=131020161036&pid=chipderedesign&cid=54465130&euid=e71bd0758835f791c78bf0c9&source=BLUB2&browser=chrome&ref=&tid=38977&tname=Software-Tuning&v=oct2015&pageLayout=withinstaller|e51