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:
1.0.4185.26387

MD5:
21f3e71393b62ddfeda7dea39716a44e

SHA-1:
9a3426949986e91aa8b907e7b1db363ef890b322

SHA-256:
0d36b05cf9caeabcefcef3da963a2d4fb5d3a2763722acb476a77f6b76dfb1ee

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 '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:
9/27/2020 9:29:04 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.UpdateStarGmbH
15.5.21.18

File size:
919.1 KB (941,208 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.4185.26387

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\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
The USERTRUST Network

Valid from:
10/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/20/2011 7:59:59 PM

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 5:50:46 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:vrKcCgPtBBtPjwW68Pd7C1jHZ6lXMXdjfVHYHR:jK2rz7x7gjHQWfHYx

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:
6.5515

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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