setup.exe

AppCleaner

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application setup.exe by UpdateStar 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 installCore installer.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
AppCleaner

Version:
1.5.4251.16785

MD5:
2b7aacd7b8d4699296a39418dd28e47d

SHA-1:
65d574230dc6deaffae0a565ddb9c2a4214cd35a

SHA-256:
7707e5c1c6b3138b1809eb8c54f2329effe594ab72e2185e14422f78488161b9

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
9/27/2020 9:54:27 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.UpdateStarGmbH
15.2.4.12

File size:
944.7 KB (967,352 bytes)

Product version:
1.5.4251.16785

Copyright:
Copyright UpdateStar GmbH.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\magazine @ issues\windows magazine [issue 63]\ cleaners magazine 'issue 63'\appcleaner 'issue 63'\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
The USERTRUST Network

Valid from:
10/20/2010 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/21/2011 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Am Borsigturm 48, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=13507, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=UTN-USERFirst-Object, OU=http://www.usertrust.com, O=The USERTRUST Network, L=Salt Lake City, S=UT, C=US

Serial number:
2ACDB74CEA0A72647526F5A80FA98905

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 10:50:46 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:yrCA3iLUyBt/1GyQHG5x4tX3vnmQiObZQJe1trrgjoE:sC0iYyvwkyvRdKorg

Entry address:
0x323C

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 30, 91, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, 3F, 42, 00, E8, 09, 2C, 00, 00, A3, A4, 3E, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 58, F4, 41, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, B8, 91, 40, 00, 68, A0, 36, 42, 00, E8, BC, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 50, 57, E8, AA, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
6.6061

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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