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 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the installCore installer. The setup program uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions. The file has been seen being downloaded from download.download-slender.com.
Publisher:
Direction Software Ltd.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
010655cc93ab9832815ec95c32cb38d6

SHA-1:
768708f0a6cfc7570c845484bbac6f528e210155

SHA-256:
24e9ce1eec20a9c1f207c41cc5166c43ab2e78cc12e2fb3d05cd383bf7c53829

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallCore download manager to install additional potentially unwanted software which may include extensions such as DealPly and various toolbars.

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:
11/23/2017 9:37:34 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.InstallCore
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.168.242

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
1.0.0.1

AVG
InstallC
2015.0.3373

Dr.Web
Adware.InstallCore.133
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.BY potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/A-42c63c6c
v6.4.7.1.166

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13139

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13139

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Direction
v2014.08.23.05

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DirectionSoftware.S
14.8.22.23

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.XPACK-LNR/Heur!1.5594
23.00.65.14821

Sophos
Install Core
4.98

Vba32 AntiVirus
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4788237
32210

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 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/25/2014 4:59:59 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 3:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:jyMJfsGhgN2AZ/W3QZn7ZHXEmja/H2Ew7Gfa6p89ST7BgW9x:jyMJfsOydE3aCcI2khpfTNb

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:
7.8005

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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