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.lpmxp10.com.
Publisher:
Softpulse SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
54180277b34ff380c534fb6d89ffd77c

SHA-1:
9ade2e94e046b0426c81590f616f245c7ba7316d

SHA-256:
48d964833cb81ebf6f3f47b6210bac1c983e49f36a46bb6648575f82b976c93d

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:
11/21/2018 1:26:37 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse.Bundler (M)
15.10.27.23

File size:
788.3 KB (807,232 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 11:48:56 AM

Valid to:
2/12/2015 11:48:56 AM

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:
5/29/2014 5:55:06 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:Ga3LEO+TPVMg+Ukjize2tWoQZEeYrmGxB7YpaLd6+R1sPDaYyo680:Ga3L8eg+UkjCoRZuB7YcvsK80

Entry address:
0x4D4B9

Entry point:
E8, ED, 7A, 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, 40, 36, 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, 12, 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, F1, 35, 00, 00, 6A, 22, 59, 89, 08, 8B, F1, EB, AD...
 
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Entropy:
6.3402

Code size:
454.5 KB (465,408 bytes)

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

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