setup.exe

Digital Plugin 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 Digital Plugin 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.lpmxp2012.com.
Publisher:
Digital Plugin SL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
70271bcc6a2b62f2def99a9feeb91377

SHA-1:
a79d47f3c6314822f3046159dbe3630e680b72cd

SHA-256:
d311b9f435fb094f8a10d9f8c93301abf52e705676b8ed294060b6ba27584154

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 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:
2/24/2018 7:31:57 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse (M)
16.8.8.20

File size:
1.2 MB (1,242,024 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
5/25/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/26/2015 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Digital Plugin SL, O=Digital Plugin SL, L=Adeje, S=Santa Cruz de Tenerife, C=ES

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

Serial number:
4DFD897866A8F5930B794CCCDAA3E5A1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/13/2014 10:15:51 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:chRyk5BKO3gux5cGnWYu2qR3Jai7r9rfPn9vYjzNJJJJJJJJJJJJJ7JJJJJOnOnY:ch4qvQImGWYu2w7Nmn8

Entry address:
0x3B5D

Entry point:
E8, 7F, 38, 00, 00, E9, 39, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, 5F, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 5C, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, 5F, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 5C, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1, E8, A0, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 44, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8D, 45, 08, 50, 8B, F1, E8, 44, 00, 00, 00, C7, 06, 44, BA, 41, 00, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 56, FF, 75, 08, 8B, F1...
 
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Entropy:
7.5792

Code size:
100 KB (102,400 bytes)

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

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