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 16 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:
aa290217bfbe63c667a26dddbd16827c

SHA-1:
84fe852cf9e51f7da261679cd32b81411b819d0a

SHA-256:
f46a104d49cca74d91ab24f1a173ea131ca97333c0c8c5003e93d0a01f2534af

Scanner detections:
16 / 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 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:
11/20/2017 1:21:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.InstallCore
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.160.16

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
1.0.0.1

AVG
Trojan horse Ransomer.DBB
2014.0.3986

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallCore.BWAM
18833

Dr.Web
Trojan.MulDrop5.10078
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.JE.gen potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12683

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12683

Malwarebytes
v2014.07.10.06

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.DirectionSoftware.S
14.7.10.17

Sophos
Install Core
4.98

SUPERAntiSpyware
10491

Vba32 AntiVirus
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4788237
31088

Zillya! Antivirus
Trojan.Kryptik.Win32.492870
2.0.0.1855

File size:
667.5 KB (683,568 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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:nvpg47dsWtxQChxY2mpz5NPdErOpxRKIYeGAJHBm79/3VJ:nvm47dsWtxQD2szvdIO/RKheGgm7r

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Entropy:
7.8316

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

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

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