VisualBoyAdvance_Setup.exe

Max Setup

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application VisualBoyAdvance_Setup.exe by Max Setup has been detected as adware by 9 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the installCore installer. The setup program uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions. The file has been seen being downloaded from download.visualboyadvance.net.
Publisher:
Max Setup  (signed and verified)

MD5:
6ca14ad495452f5a56d59322ea5d8425

SHA-1:
b6a8fe86cb829d8e5026a72d1ab84690c813dffc

SHA-256:
312a2102909c0475c2a2423d5aeb78ddce3f3359f79a9a28bd9c87e768fd18f2

Scanner detections:
9 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallCore download manager to install additional potentially unwanted software which may include extensions such as DealPly and various toolbars.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
11/13/2018 2:09:17 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.InstallCore
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
7.11.143.44

AVG
MalSign.InstallC
2015.0.3506

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallCore.MJ (variant)
8.9671

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallCore
14.4.24

Malwarebytes
v2014.04.13.09

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.MaxSetup.W
14.4.13.8

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallCore.b
28214

File size:
636.8 KB (652,096 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/10/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/11/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Max Setup, O=Max Setup, STREET=Lillienblam 28, L=Tel Aviv, S=Tel Aviv, PostalCode=651307, C=IL

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

Serial number:
008F6F1294DBB38F9F80A7A06DE489DF45

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/1992 6:22:17 PM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:G6L8pLSy8qUvCEteI+MebFjhQizczpNzerdFOGIjvfM80IycBGU7nq:GG8Rh8qUvCEty/JjVBs2cBGU7q

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Entropy:
7.8623

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

The file VisualBoyAdvance_Setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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