setup.exe

Softpulse SLU

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 SLU 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 SLU  (signed and verified)

MD5:
a71b0065967c80c90665cdca395847a5

SHA-1:
d0bfac3a3008ad87783bd759b0777e51a7ab6587

SHA-256:
335caa8d66215ae961e4f0d1e6b051f818099cd46a159c55e3b046cf631859db

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 '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:
8/20/2018 11:46:39 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softpulse.SoftpulseU.Bundler (M)
16.2.1.19

File size:
790.5 KB (809,464 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softpulse SoftwareBundler

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/10/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/11/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Softpulse SLU, O=Softpulse SLU, STREET="El Pozo, 17B", L=Guia de Isora, S=Santa Cruz de Tenerife, PostalCode=38680, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00F5AD21F5B60D3815776CE20025D5B9B8

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/27/2014 6:26:04 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:jawlctMtfAMwPUNjZqh5etJpruJxxjTc/jHsPDaYsk3m:jaw16MwPejQetYjTc/szm

Entry address:
0x4D429

Entry point:
E8, EA, 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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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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