vlc_32.exe

InstallIQ Installation Utility

W3i, LLC

The InstallIQ (InstallX) installation program is a co-bundle stub that devlivers software monetization offers during installation. These offers include web browser toolbars and extensions. The application vlc_32.exe, “Installation Utility” by W3i has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl2.cdn4-downloads.com.
Publisher:
W3i, LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
InstallIQ Installation Utility

Description:
Installation Utility

Version:
1.89.0.0

MD5:
b1ab0ab1cfb050ba756692c2387a7269

SHA-1:
441a1f9aad9b370d8b59f5525ec9a5efd9c2ca1a

SHA-256:
079128b2dbe20edaf7e9f64688f31eeede751a7ed6b2a7dee8958d603faceeec

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
InstallIQ is a bundled offer download and install manager that is designed to show sponsored offers during installation that typically includes adware type toolbars, browser extensions and plugin or other potentially unwanted software along with the promised application.

Analysis date:
12/13/2018 5:28:06 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallIQ.Gen5
7.11.59.114

avast!
Win32:Malware-gen
2014.9-150312

Baidu Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.InstallIQ
4.0.3.15312

Bkav FE
W32.Clod0ae.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
13967

Dr.Web
Adware.W3i.32
9.0.1.071

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallIQ (variant)
8.7960

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.175.10735

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A
v2015.03.12.10

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.W3i.G
14.8.7.19

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallIQ!1.9E4F
23.00.65.15310

Sophos
InstallQ
4.96

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0101
7.2.185

Trend Micro
Mal_Naix-5
10.465.12

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallIQ Installer
25092

File size:
2.1 MB (2,164,856 bytes)

Product version:
1.89.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright ©2011 W3i Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallIQ.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\vlc_32.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
5/18/2009 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/2/2011 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="W3i, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="W3i, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
7393AD65DF71BF83C8882420F2FE0A56

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/11/2011 12:21:22 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:Z4JGLkAjNws0Ci+zSDPm+wIRyc02TiPRH6:DYiNOr+H+wCyDVRH6

Entry address:
0xFD89A

Entry point:
E8, D9, C3, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 6A, 0A, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 06, 63, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 5D, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 5D, E9, DF, FF, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 10, FF, 75, 0C, 8D, 4D, F0, E8, 28, EC, FF, FF, 8B, 45, F0, 83, B8, AC, 00, 00, 00, 01, 7E, 16, 8D, 45, F0, 50, 68, 03, 01, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 19, C4, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, EB, 12, 8B, 80, C8, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 4D, 08, 0F, B7, 04, 48, 25, 03, 01, 00, 00, 80, 7D, FC, 00, 74, 07, 8B, 4D, F8, 83, 61, 70, FD, C9...
 
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Entropy:
6.8395

Code size:
1.2 MB (1,302,528 bytes)

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