slender_game_setup.exe

Direction Software Ltd.

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application slender_game_setup.exe by Direction 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 installCore installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from download.download-slender.com.
Publisher:
Direction Software Ltd.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
b8392bc55d674a8123ec85a6962ba49e

SHA-1:
040b947a5210fd503ed2f4fe07147bfe4609e7fe

SHA-256:
7bb2e9ea3a0802058a9e29795ebd938a516398fb560672a80daf37fabeea7ca7

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 also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
9/25/2017 1:27:28 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore.DirectionSoftware.Installer (M)
16.3.1.0

File size:
691.3 KB (707,840 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
10/24/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/25/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Direction Software Ltd., O=Direction Software Ltd., STREET=145-157 St. Joseph Street, L=London, S=London, PostalCode=FC1V 4PW, C=GB

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

Serial number:
516B26955AE765AF0F8A215D337B47BA

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 6:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:CyMJfsGhgN2AZ/W3QZn7ZHXEmja/H2Ew7Gfa6p89ST7BgW9x:CyMJfsOydE3aCcI2khpfTNb

Entry address:
0x98CC

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, CC, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, FA, 97, FF, FF, E8, 01, AA, FF, FF, E8, 2C, CC, FF, FF, E8, 73, CC, FF, FF, E8, 0A, F3, FF, FF, E8, 71, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 76, 9F, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 2C, 9F, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, B0, 40, 00, E8, 9B, FE, FF, FF, E8, 26, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, E0, D0, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, D8, BD, 40, 00, E8, AB, 98, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, D8, BD, 40, 00, B2, 01, B8...
 
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Entropy:
7.8006

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
36 KB (36,864 bytes)

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

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