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:
70453573f3eda09dd3f24ea044608b2c

SHA-1:
d2b2910d7d6aba06e9f3f993d5bb103aef825dab

SHA-256:
40a66ee85fda4cedd82aa06de10391a13f4c6cb2ae8784052b2d46f333bfc1eb

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
9/22/2017 5:27:37 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore.Directio.Installer (M)
16.4.25.9

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 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/25/2014 6:59:59 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 5:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:ivpg47dsWtxQChxY2mpz5NPdErOpxRKIYeGAJHBm79/3VJ:ivm47dsWtxQD2szvdIO/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)

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