setup.exe

FUSION INSTALL

The Fusion Installer, which is a variant of Adknowledge's download manager bundles a number of ad-supported offerings in the installer. The application setup.exe, “Express Install ” by FUSION INSTALL 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer.
Publisher:
Express Install   (signed by FUSION INSTALL)

Product:
Express Install

Description:
Express Install

Version:
3, 7, 1, 0

MD5:
8f4961946c20a157a5d5367d3d20bde7

SHA-1:
2c23a7c6bf4daa1602c3a85014786991ce470bc7

SHA-256:
fb1f7612d742d7d2291ab7a0aed97f31d948c49a7a596fb277c54c72342eb37b

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup/installer bundles various adware components (toolbars, coupon extensions, ad-supported extensions and utility offers).

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:
3/16/2017 3:57:13 AM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.15.23

File size:
1.7 MB (1,799,976 bytes)

Product version:
3, 7, 1, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013 Express Install

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/3/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=FUSION INSTALL, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=FUSION INSTALL, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3615E290FD8B112928257EE3CD74B519

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/18/2013 8:29:38 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x36395

Entry point:
E8, BE, 8C, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, F0, 5B, 47, 00, E8, C1, 35, 00, 00, 83, 65, E4, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 3B, 35, 38, 0D, 5B, 00, 77, 22, 6A, 04, E8, C1, 8E, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 56, E8, 23, 9C, 00, 00, 59, 89, 45, E4, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 09, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, E4, E8, CD, 35, 00, 00, C3, 6A, 04, E8, A4, 8D, 00, 00, 59, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, 3D, 94, F9, 5A, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, F9, 81, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 21, 80, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 37, 4D, 00, 00, 59, 59, A1...
 
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Code size:
392.5 KB (401,920 bytes)

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