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:
b760c841f25b719e817b7fb8a4733a5e

SHA-1:
b4d86ce0866614ff8f1fb17920011548cc707b79

SHA-256:
2ee2e176c4d55b6e3e78ccb0608dde27c6dcc1195d5d7870de68c6bc1f8ce000

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 3:45:15 PM UTC  (nine months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
17.3.16.11

File size:
542.8 KB (555,816 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 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 6:59:59 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:
2/24/2014 7:56:42 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x3C298

Entry point:
E8, AA, 6C, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, 00, 8E, 47, 00, E8, CA, 09, 00, 00, 83, 65, E4, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 3B, 35, F8, 32, 48, 00, 77, 22, 6A, 04, E8, AD, 6E, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 56, E8, 0F, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 89, 45, E4, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 09, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, E4, E8, D6, 09, 00, 00, C3, 6A, 04, E8, 90, 6D, 00, 00, 59, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, 3D, 54, 1F, 48, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, E1, 61, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 09, 60, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 94, 1F, 00, 00, 59, 59, A1...
 
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Entropy:
6.4428

Code size:
405.5 KB (415,232 bytes)

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