update.exe

FUSION INSTALL

The Fusion Installer, which is a variant of Adknowledge's download manager bundles a number of ad-supported offerings in the installer. The application update.exe, “Fusion Install ” by FUSION INSTALL 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer.
Publisher:
Fusion Install   (signed by FUSION INSTALL)

Product:
Fusion Install

Description:
Fusion Install

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
2e9f0a5a36c9e1f27206de59feba031a

SHA-1:
ac6773b78008d9cde2285e1417b334e0f47d114a

SHA-256:
9a3c63713b26bb92e064e39e6e27d434d59254e4f9475c4abfc25113a1ce269f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup/installer bundles various adware components (toolbars, coupon extensions, ad-supported extensions and utility offers).

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:
3/16/2017 12:58:48 PM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.16.8

File size:
220.3 KB (225,576 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013 Fusion Install

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\update.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/3/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=FUSION INSTALL, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=FUSION INSTALL, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
3615E290FD8B112928257EE3CD74B519

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/3/2014 8:26:43 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0xE1AB

Entry point:
E8, BC, 47, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 8B, 45, 08, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, AC, 82, 42, 00, 8D, 7D, E0, F3, A5, 89, 45, F8, 8B, 45, 0C, 5F, 89, 45, FC, 5E, 85, C0, 74, 0C, F6, 00, 08, 74, 07, C7, 45, F4, 00, 40, 99, 01, 8D, 45, F4, 50, FF, 75, F0, FF, 75, E4, FF, 75, E0, FF, 15, 5C, 80, 42, 00, C9, C2, 08, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 51, 53, 8B, 45, 0C, 83, C0, 0C, 89, 45, FC, 64, 8B, 1D, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 03, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, 08, 8B, 5D, 0C, 8B, 6D, FC, 8B, 63...
 
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Entropy:
6.3858

Code size:
156 KB (159,744 bytes)

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