setup.exe

Software Updater

Air Software

This is part of the Air Installer, a 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, “Software Updater ” by Air Software 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 AirInstaller Download Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from watchnow.deliciousgoldfish.com.
Publisher:
AirInstaller   (signed by Air Software)

Product:
Software Updater

Description:
Software Updater

Version:
2.0.6.0

MD5:
9f030f841047f5bffd624903c12e79f1

SHA-1:
ccffab7a31b8784b01716b84c6ef3e233c8d6978

SHA-256:
2114863a8f7d71be95c1cc360d9a2295a168c5b32c9b5cbe50cab72cc3ff8326

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:
8/20/2018 2:22:40 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Air Software.AirSoftw.Bundler (M)
16.7.5.8

File size:
852.4 KB (872,872 bytes)

Product version:
2.0.6.0

Copyright:
(c) AirInstaller

Original file name:
setup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
AirInstaller Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/24/2013 10:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/26/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Air Software, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Air Software, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA

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:
3AC786E09219DF82DA830E461D4FC39F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/9/2014 8:13:37 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:tDILtRX60Rx7xaYu6OnRr9nW3HzovUkKM1KfrdmZH1zWOW+t29hhhnc3Ezvdl:tDg6SxQHRpWXzPknK4ZVzW44T1Fl

Entry address:
0x26CFB0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 5A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, E5, 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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Packer / compiler:
UPX 2.90LZMA

Code size:
788 KB (806,912 bytes)

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

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