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 11 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:
1.1.6.13

MD5:
0ebb392a92a52bd3f5a17f3b36516260

SHA-1:
8e71c26fb35eb76ac7adf2a65ed6962e77d32997

SHA-256:
cb529c5136295a65cd4429e164a253137dbaa63aaa79f4e0f627052c4130663f

Scanner detections:
11 / 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 an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
10/23/2018 6:46:40 AM 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-Q [PUP]
2014.9-140409

AVG
MalSign.Generic
2015.0.3509

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1528
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:
156 KB (159,776 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.6.13

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:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/18/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/18/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Amonetize ltd., O=Amonetize ltd., L=Raanana, S=Alberta, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
235E7B2F1D4E0152189F6381E2BA8C97

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/7/2014 12:21:06 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:zzTWbR7XTjk6XlU5W7qBwSdkley0xHoE0GvvNZ937:zzTkl3koU5WeBZalr0j1Zt7

Entry address:
0x5E720

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, D0, 43, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 40, FC, FF, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 10, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.8035

Packer / compiler:
UPX 2.90LZMA]

Code size:
136 KB (139,264 bytes)

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

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