skype - chip-installer.exe

OCSClient

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application skype - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital GmbH has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Covus installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from x.chip.de.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
OCSClient

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
7.00

MD5:
6a18cc5d900fa2b785998cfc20c23d95

SHA-1:
3c3ca8d1e4cbea49f4295d01f7f8b9d4d14ff440

SHA-256:
f5888082a1205aab91e981714829e486ec25596de4a93a13f0afea8c879b495d

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially 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:
7/13/2020 8:10:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.3

File size:
938.8 KB (961,360 bytes)

Product version:
7.00

Copyright:
Copyright © 2014 Chip Digital GmbH

Original file name:
ocsclient.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\skype - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
2/25/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/26/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, L=Muenchen, S=Bayern, C=DE

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

Serial number:
0D160B8252A4F0A16FE1255FA0A22E2B

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/21/2014 10:57:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x1684

Entry point:
68, 74, F6, 40, 00, E8, EE, FF, FF, FF, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 30, 00, 00, 00, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, CD, E8, D8, D6, CC, DC, 4E, 94, DD, DA, AA, F5, BE, B3, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 01, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 4F, 43, 53, 43, 6C, 69, 65, 6E, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, CC, 31, 00, 03, A4, 10, 98, 0B, AC, 6A, 94, 4C, BD, 2D, DC, F5, C8, B4, 1C, 40, 0F, BA, D2, F3, 0B, 53, 69, 43, A4, DA, 57, 45, F9, 1F, 81, 61, 3A, 4F, AD, 33, 99, 66, CF, 11, B7, 0C, 00...
 
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Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual Basic v5.0

Code size:
100 KB (102,400 bytes)

The file skype - chip-installer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://x.chip.de/intern/dl/?url=http://www.chip.de/.../?lastchange=130520141649&pid=chipde&cid=54388375&euid=1fd396f7bd76adcdea808af5&source=BLUB1&browser=chrome

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