skype_setup.exe

SETUP DOT EXE

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application skype_setup.exe, “Fusion Install ” by SETUP DOT EXE 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 90.gosecureinstall.com.
Publisher:
Fusion Install   (signed by SETUP DOT EXE)

Product:
Fusion Install

Description:
Fusion Install

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
d180e1e51d51abfe4a5bb593c54fc017

SHA-1:
b650fa32fc23ff5ddf50f71e608ae6f011d826f9

SHA-256:
252ef1e01b8b994f256ac51b8102db08a59e3c0752feff8bbcba9edef2ce1922

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

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:
10/19/2018 2:00:49 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.SETUPDOT.Bundler (M)
16.6.8.10

File size:
225.8 KB (231,200 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013 Fusion Install

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/4/2013 5:30:00 AM

Valid to:
9/21/2014 5:29:59 AM

Subject:
CN=SETUP DOT EXE, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=SETUP DOT EXE, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
348784BF9B5AF7CB50276EA8463A9048

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/3/2014 6:30:23 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:WNIBe7dh+kSmJi3gZYhwH2n7U07NZzb1D8Xtjg+ps/rxKy5Hepl6:SIohNS9gZYyW7pfzbpeBGxKsepl6

Entry address:
0xF14C

Entry point:
E8, 1B, 48, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 8B, 45, 08, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, A8, A2, 42, 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, 60, A0, 42, 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:
6.3996

Code size:
160.5 KB (164,352 bytes)

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