setup.exe

Premium Installer

This is published and distributed via an Adknowledge's advertising supported (adware) software installer. The application setup.exe by Premium Installer 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.video-media-download.com.
Publisher:
ExpressInstaller  (signed by Premium Installer)

Product:
ExpressInstaller

Version:
3, 7, 1, 0

MD5:
766596f644e12b4d244344b18df67df4

SHA-1:
9e2ffc04241555bbe5221b74fb87e1031d29a7af

SHA-256:
35550cf4733f5bcde000d9fa1eac89b740b57f29b0b2829ef20209f274c0c927

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup/installer bundles various adware components.

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:
12/12/2017 9:39:33 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
16.8.11.2

File size:
1.6 MB (1,668,248 bytes)

Product version:
3, 7, 1, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013 ExpressInstaller

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/2/2014 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Premium Installer, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Premium Installer, L=Wilmington, S=Delaware, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
35BB74B905C01CE61DA131BA49337F33

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/20/2013 1:31:39 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:ucgnxAdkrm7jgu9IxXXLfvj8aXZKnyMUdQ8W32+9BcfL:KaKqwjj8AZKfv32C8

Entry address:
0x4A3C

Entry point:
E8, FB, 35, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 8B, 45, 08, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, 5C, C2, 41, 00, 8D, 7D, E0, F3, A5, 89, 45, F8, 8B, 45, 0C, 5F, 89, 45, FC, 5E, 85, C0, 74, 0C, F6, 00, 08, 74, 07, C7, 45, F4, 00, 40, 99, 01, 8D, 45, F4, 50, FF, 75, F0, FF, 75, E4, FF, 75, E0, FF, 15, 44, C0, 41, 00, C9, C2, 08, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 51, 53, 8B, 45, 0C, 83, C0, 0C, 89, 45, FC, 64, 8B, 1D, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 03, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, 08, 8B, 5D, 0C, 8B, 6D, FC, 8B, 63...
 
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Entropy:
5.1631

Code size:
107 KB (109,568 bytes)

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