sweetimsetup.exe

SweetIM Installer by SweetPacks

SweetIM Technologies Ltd

This installer bundles a number of adware programs including the SweetIM Toolbar, PriceGong and other adware utilities with setup of the downloaded software. The application sweetimsetup.exe by SweetIM Technologies 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 SweetPacks Installer installer.
Publisher:
SweetIM Technologies Ltd.  (signed by SweetIM Technologies Ltd)

Product:
SweetIM Installer by SweetPacks

Version:
2, 1, 0, 7

MD5:
b44c9d8976a13fa2450ffbd160398a72

SHA-1:
ebebe3b804eba39df96b887e5c8ca360c664d8e4

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 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:
8/14/2020 9:52:01 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Perion (M)
17.3.13.10

File size:
290 KB (296,960 bytes)

Product version:
2, 1, 0, 7

Copyright:
Copyright © 2011 SweetIM Technologies Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
SweetPacks Installer

Common path:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\My documents\downloads\sweetimsetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/10/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/5/2014 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=SweetIM Technologies Ltd, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=SweetIM Technologies Ltd, L=Ra'anana, S=Israel, C=IL

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:
5E3BF2B52DA9EA7F1B539A7F018F4EC6

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/17/2012 3:41:15 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0xC0230

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 70, 48, 00, 8D, BE, 00, A0, F7, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, AA, E2, 0B, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 25, 92, 03, 00, 56, 83, C3, 04, 53, 50, C7, 03, 03, 00, 02, 00, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 55, 57, 56, 53, 83, EC, 7C, 8B, 94, 24, 90, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, C6, 44, 24, 73, 00, 8B, AC, 24, 9C, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 42, 04, 89, 44, 24, 78, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 4A, 02, 89, C3, D3, E3, 89, D9, 49, 89, 4C, 24, 6C, 0F, B6, 4A...
 
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Entropy:
7.7176  (probably packed)

Code size:
232 KB (237,568 bytes)

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