spec-ops.exe

Game Awesome LLC

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application spec-ops.exe by Game Awesome has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 installerlaunch-ggh1.com.
Publisher:
Game Awesome LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
433f8defbe643438ef79c98895bf196a

SHA-1:
e78ce2c7e646011da86cca7dd2f0364e7c76f39b

SHA-256:
6830fd8f33457280d9f07bbd25f1b56a6fe93693d558e8a5328ffbdf8160c04e

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
1/17/2017 9:50:58 PM UTC  (ten months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.1.17.16

File size:
739.1 KB (756,808 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\spec-ops.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
12/9/2012 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/6/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Game Awesome LLC, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Game Awesome LLC, L=Weston, S=Florida, 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:
082CB3EC06ACAE2DAA2C8AA5685B84F6

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

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

Code size:
36 KB (36,864 bytes)

The file spec-ops.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://installerlaunch-ggh1.com/dl.php?dl=ggh/ggh_17947_v2.exe&dn=spec-ops.exe&sid=4721-us&pid=1289&browser=ch&ptrk=jj15i1psu9d8nucr5c0q2ao9j3&SCHEME_EXT=Optimized&TYP_URL=http://.../ty.php

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