setup.exe

HD Player

Air Software

Warning, this is not the legitimate setup program for HD Player. The setup is bootstrapped by the Air Installer 'download manager' (a pay-per-install monetization download manager) that bundles unwanted software (adware, toolbars, extensions) during setup while deciving the user into thinking they are downloading the stadard installation setup from HD Player. The application setup.exe, “HD Player ” by Air Software 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 AirInstaller Download Manager installer.
Publisher:
AirInstaller   (signed by Air Software)

Product:
HD Player

Description:
HD Player

Version:
2.0.6.7

MD5:
dbc87463e153986f40741aa1c6f7b874

SHA-1:
592b89ce93f1ec4a2c92968ae587a3e525207b14

SHA-256:
1e25d8a1900523bf2b7f098f76ca5bb344936873529a99df3631e9202cd36a5a

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:
8/17/2018 7:58:20 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Air Software (M)
16.7.29.22

File size:
752.4 KB (770,464 bytes)

Product version:
2.0.6.7

Copyright:
(c) AirInstaller

Original file name:
setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/24/2013 10:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/26/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Air Software, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Air Software, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA

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:
3AC786E09219DF82DA830E461D4FC39F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/23/2014 1:48:20 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:8x5Eg69iaJKNVocBGw0+ANoq4ed3k05tFDkl/mUdqrAOt/704RVhlFgeCKsxMov:wEFiaJciRwRAx3Zk5KrAOt/FXDFANMov

Entry address:
0x25A418

Entry point:
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Packer / compiler:
ASPack v1.08.04

Code size:
1.6 MB (1,721,856 bytes)

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