the-sims-2.exe

OUTBROWSE

This is the OutBrowse Revenyou installer which bundles offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted and installed without consent. The application the-sims-2.exe by OUTBROWSE 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 OutBrowse Revenyou installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.win-install.net.
Publisher:
OUTBROWSE  (signed and verified)

MD5:
8090bbd7d54fda5b0584d85b48190227

SHA-1:
3069f2722bf98006e6fccd6bd4b8ff3df9dca0ca

SHA-256:
2645838e6f47ab845d09777f42f1b02eff36b3d4ceb4b22d6ec4bd073ce87d64

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:
8/17/2018 12:29:32 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Outbrowse.Bundler (M)
16.5.29.11

File size:
553.8 KB (567,104 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
OutBrowse Revenyou (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\the-sims-2.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
4/7/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
4/8/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=OUTBROWSE, O=OUTBROWSE, STREET=Bialik Number: 143, L=Ramat Gan, S=Israel, PostalCode=5252337, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00A5F03C3A375C11FD6C1C160EE8BFF923

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 11:50:52 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:OWRUJg96+7RAA5OfkogdMfJBYMYevPI0co9Oo:OMUepP5Qg2nPpco

Entry address:
0x30FA

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 60, 91, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 18, EC, 42, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 64, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 98, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 60, E3, 42, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

The file the-sims-2.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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