Setup.exe

Symbu LLC

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The file Setup.exe by Symbu 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 Tightrope WebInstall installer. This downloadble file is typically blocked through Google's Safe Browsing technology in Chrome web browser.
Publisher:
Symbu LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
8a0a985ba4bcf0f1d9c201faf700092f

SHA-1:
79df414be096edaab492f957bec4274bc17e5628

SHA-256:
12a7073e5fbc5c1cd03458139b8149e7ef1d73d59631e820c47ecc7c0d54d39e

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:
5/27/2020 2:00:05 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.3.9.7

File size:
652.1 KB (667,720 bytes)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
1/20/2015 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/25/2016 7:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN=Symbu LLC, O=Symbu LLC, L=San Francisco, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
090A11C2A200806811FD3F043D627C7E

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/29/2015 1:35:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x234A

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 78, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, E8, F8, FD, FF, FF, FF, 15, 30, 77, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 2C, 77, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 3D, 42, 00, E8, DD, F9, FF, FF, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, A0, 3C, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 0B, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 50, 71, 40, 00, 68, 00, 74, 40, 00, 68, A0, 34, 42, 00, E8, 5A, F3, FF, FF, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57...
 
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Entropy:
7.9728

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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