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’.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
UpdateStar

Version:
6.0.1046

MD5:
c4823b6a8a3e03c70d5d42d748315ea1

SHA-1:
de984559e8bccf5fcd2aff32022084ee0486d387

SHA-256:
5d1cb2e25638454b59332c6616619e8abb002613b3f95d3fffc4998b6157b122

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:
9/27/2020 11:31:12 PM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
16.9.3.22

File size:
4.5 MB (4,739,320 bytes)

Product version:
6.0.1046

Copyright:
(c) 2006-2007 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:
The USERTRUST Network

Valid from:
10/20/2010 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/21/2011 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Am Borsigturm 48, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=13507, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=UTN-USERFirst-Object, OU=http://www.usertrust.com, O=The USERTRUST Network, L=Salt Lake City, S=UT, C=US

Serial number:
2ACDB74CEA0A72647526F5A80FA98905

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/14/2011 6:55:11 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:K55EuBhZGzH7asdIdagTYS9yVqJHoqQgOKJIHJ2BbK:HXaubSkwJHO2

Entry address:
0x9A751

Entry point:
E8, 7A, 06, 00, 00, E9, 36, FD, FF, FF, CC, FF, 25, EC, 54, 59, 00, 53, 8A, 5C, 24, 08, F6, C3, 02, 56, 8B, F1, 74, 24, 57, 68, 50, B0, 49, 00, 8D, 7E, FC, FF, 37, 6A, 0C, 56, E8, AE, 00, 00, 00, F6, C3, 01, 74, 07, 57, E8, CF, FF, FF, FF, 59, 8B, C7, 5F, EB, 13, E8, B8, 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, FF, 25, 54, 53, 59, 00, FF, 25, 58, 53, 59, 00, 3B, 0D, 40, 14, 5F, 00, 75, 02, F3, C3, E9, 99, 06, 00, 00, CC, FF, 25, 5C, 53, 59...
 
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Code size:
1.6 MB (1,650,688 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


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