updatestar.exe

UpdateStar

UpdateStar GmbH

The application updatestar.exe by UpdateStar 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. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘UpdateStar’. This file is typically installed with the program UpdateStar by UpdateStar GmbH.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
UpdateStar

Version:
9.0.1169

MD5:
a1e6ba04a0284040741f09164f03c5f6

SHA-1:
93f7a3bbb52b431a2e00e7af52e77c84df2fa478

SHA-256:
48d053d71ebcefbe33bbe3642dc51260089be3f9a53cc313388cff401eedb6ad

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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.

Analysis date:
3/6/2021 1:41:33 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Startup.UpdateStarGmbH.K
14.2.21.15

File size:
7.1 MB (7,482,000 bytes)

Product version:
9.0.1169

Copyright:
(c) 2006-2012 All rights reserved

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\updatestar\updatestar.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
12/1/2011 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/1/2012 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Hauptstrasse 20, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10827, C=DE

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

Serial number:
4C04D272CAAEF51D5786CA84D80CFB98

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/30/2012 6:20:35 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:QZjhF44qUAB73cRTZgVFIYHW9VwzcT6Ta1bkTXH1FsxpUq1ICeWUwgNX0Oed5G:QZ44qr7I5R2QbksTNeWqp

Entry address:
0x9AC4D

Entry point:
E8, 7E, 06, 00, 00, E9, 3A, FD, FF, FF, CC, FF, 25, 64, 55, 5F, 00, 53, 8A, 5C, 24, 08, F6, C3, 02, 56, 8B, F1, 74, 24, 57, 68, 50, B5, 49, 00, 8D, 7E, FC, FF, 37, 6A, 0C, 56, E8, B2, 00, 00, 00, F6, C3, 01, 74, 07, 57, E8, CF, FF, FF, FF, 59, 8B, C7, 5F, EB, 13, E8, BC, 08, 00, 00, F6, C3, 01, 74, 07, 56, E8, B9, FF, FF, FF, 59, 8B, C6, 5E, 5B, C2, 04, 00, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, FF, 25, C8, 53, 5F, 00, FF, 25, CC, 53, 5F, 00, 3B, 0D, 00, F5, 66, 00, 75, 02, F3, C3, E9, 99, 06, 00, 00, CC, FF...
 
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Code size:
1.9 MB (2,043,904 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
UpdateStar

Command:
"C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\updatestar\updatestar.exe" -a


The file updatestar.exe has been discovered within the following program.

UpdateStar  by UpdateStar GmbH
UpdateStar is a freeware software application recognizing and providing update information for approximately 1.3 million software programs. Implementing a social computing aspect, the update database is maintained by the users.
www.updatestar.com
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.updatestar.com  (91.250.81.8:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to mail.updatestar.com  (91.250.96.112:80)

TCP (HTTP):

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