update_28.exe

Symbu LLC

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application update_28.exe by Symbu 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 Tightrope WebInstall installer.
Publisher:
Symbu LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
cb1ae3780e542d29ec2599369ceb45d4

SHA-1:
3e01c011dc467e7625a98bc839125122fe1d4fcd

SHA-256:
b350700618ceb86b373b6bfba7ece9af0d7cad6334c7cf22fa2ccb4a960ff931

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 '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:
5/27/2020 2:29:56 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.1.17.13

File size:
649.4 KB (664,944 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\update_28.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
1/20/2015 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/25/2016 7:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN=Symbu LLC, O=Symbu LLC, L=San Francisco, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
090A11C2A200806811FD3F043D627C7E

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/29/2015 1:35:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x234A

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 78, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, E8, F8, FD, FF, FF, FF, 15, 30, 77, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 2C, 77, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 3D, 42, 00, E8, DD, F9, FF, FF, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, A0, 3C, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 0B, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 50, 71, 40, 00, 68, 00, 74, 40, 00, 68, A0, 34, 42, 00, E8, 5A, F3, FF, FF, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57...
 
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Entropy:
7.9729

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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