setup.exe

Amonetize ltd.

This is the Amonetize download manager 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 Amonetize ltd has been detected as adware by 10 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Amonetize Downloader installer. The setup program bundles adware offers using the Amonetize, a Pay-Per-Install (PPI) monetization and distribution download manager. The software offerings provided are based on the PC's geo-location at the time of install.
Publisher:
Amonetize ltd.  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.1.8.19

MD5:
2888e26e114bcbf9837512c8687e43f1

SHA-1:
76f5df545651a9e20c19b7e96fcc34f304830a3e

SHA-256:
f84e2b800b3e7c3ed35d9caebc51da61042dcf4c7e369f2f78da74d8d326ae26

Scanner detections:
10 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup file is a re-distribution of the original program that bundles various adware offers during installation including toolbars and browser search extensions.

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:
8/19/2018 8:00:06 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Amonetiz
14.04.09

Avira AntiVirus
ADWARE/Adware.Gen2
7.11.142.74

avast!
Win32:Amonetize-AO [PUP]
2014.9-140409

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2467
9.0.1.099

ESET NOD32
Win32/Amonetize.AJ (variant)
8.9658

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Amonetize
14.0.0.4041

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Amonetize.A
v2014.04.09.08

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.Amonetizeltd.F
14.8.7.20

Sophos
Amonetize
4.98

VIPRE Antivirus
Amonetize
28178

File size:
349.9 KB (358,248 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.8.19

Original file name:
setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Amonetize Downloader

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/28/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/29/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Amonetize ltd., OU=Amonetize ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Amonetize ltd., L=Raanana, S=Israel, C=IL

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:
72A9E57303DC103CAE5E2F5A83513E22

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/9/2014 11:29:03 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:1qXRpgHYXCk88VnDWXP5dKBW1ByRGvemoYYeV/41T9weTZDALLxWBZB6:1qXRpg4XCk8mnDWP5daW1dhVQ1T9fZvA

Entry address:
0x29BF1

Entry point:
E8, C8, 97, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 53, 56, 8B, 44, 24, 18, 0B, C0, 75, 18, 8B, 4C, 24, 14, 8B, 44, 24, 10, 33, D2, F7, F1, 8B, D8, 8B, 44, 24, 0C, F7, F1, 8B, D3, EB, 41, 8B, C8, 8B, 5C, 24, 14, 8B, 54, 24, 10, 8B, 44, 24, 0C, D1, E9, D1, DB, D1, EA, D1, D8, 0B, C9, 75, F4, F7, F3, 8B, F0, F7, 64, 24, 18, 8B, C8, 8B, 44, 24, 14, F7, E6, 03, D1, 72, 0E, 3B, 54, 24, 10, 77, 08, 72, 07, 3B, 44, 24, 0C, 76, 01, 4E, 33, D2, 8B, C6, 5E, 5B, C2, 10, 00, 57, 8B, C6, 83, E0, 0F, 85, C0, 0F...
 
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Entropy:
6.4754

Code size:
245 KB (250,880 bytes)

The file setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 5 URLs.

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