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 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.lpmxp10.com.
Publisher:
Softpulse SLU  (signed and verified)

MD5:
f8b264e405f3247f194d434241560dea

SHA-1:
3757c5d33b34bf1f27c25d9187861605d8cd440a

SHA-256:
ee8c2812d43065c6739d436968bcfefb2d22c35909230dfd08c1cab2d9ed9bad

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:
10/22/2018 9:16:42 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse.SoftpulseU.Bundler (M)
16.2.1.19

File size:
790.5 KB (809,464 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/10/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/11/2015 12:59:59 AM

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:
5/27/2014 6:26:04 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:jawlctMtfAMwPUNjZqh5etJpruJxxjTc/jHsPDaYsk3y:jaw16MwPejQetYjTc/szy

Entry address:
0x4D429

Entry point:
E8, EA, 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, 40, 36, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, E8, D2, 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, 93, 12, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, C1, FF, 75, 0C, 57, FF, 75, 08, E8, B2, 06, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 39, 7D, 10, 74, B6, 39, 75, 0C, 73, 0E, E8, F1, 35, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Code size:
454.5 KB (465,408 bytes)

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

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