thunderbird - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application thunderbird - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital GmbH 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 Covus installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Mozilla Thunderbird but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
2.1.4.4

MD5:
7465d794d6088bd5c88c70a2b4c9f074

SHA-1:
6cc4fd5ab01c54ced32a29db370bbae38c4de37e

SHA-256:
d8f1087b5fb409144dabe3cb2837b63cc101d3378cbc63881064013ed49900c7

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially 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:
12/6/2019 10:01:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
1.4 MB (1,496,584 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.4.4

Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\thunderbird - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
2/7/2017 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/8/2018 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, OU=Download Development, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, STREET=St.-Martin-Strasse 66, L=Munich, S=Bayern, PostalCode=81541, C=DE

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

Serial number:
00DFE066D5ACFFAD39C60AEA807A45FA40

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/7/2017 3:00:20 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1EE910

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, E6, FF, 57, EB, 0B, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89, C5, EB, 0B, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B...
 
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Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.24

Code size:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)

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