setup.exe

Softpulse SL

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 SL 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.lpmxbox600.com.
Publisher:
Softpulse SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e5068dcfe5d73230e64f1785f0421f16

SHA-1:
7ebbc8eae977a36de369bc3d8dfa7b1406fc6fb9

SHA-256:
6d53d93b75ee8bb68066ecf7e396e44f549a7f8bbf1fc8ad20a1823ec7e01524

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/12/2017 3:25:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.8.9.18

File size:
663.8 KB (679,744 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
2/11/2014 2:48:56 PM

Valid to:
2/12/2015 2:48:56 PM

Subject:
CN=Softpulse SL, O=Softpulse SL, L=Guia de Isora, S=Tenerife, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2, O=GlobalSign nv-sa, C=BE

Serial number:
11210602DAEE0BE4AA7D855EE48D3D77A3CC

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/15/2014 12:32:13 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:rQHTXgbsovW8a4XKmGvJ+b+Yh7+myFEwKVYRK3es/L5G:rQHTmsovW8NXKAKYlwKVgKlDo

Entry address:
0x4C049

Entry point:
E8, 3A, 88, 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, 09, 41, 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, 36, 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, BA, 40, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Code size:
453 KB (463,872 bytes)

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

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