vlc_media_player.exe

Installer

Simply Tech Ltd

One Floor App (Simply Tech/Widdit) distributes and bundles potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) using its OneFloorApp install manager (SimplyInstaller). The application vlc_media_player.exe, “Installer Setup ” by Simply Tech has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Widdit Setup installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the VideoLAN VLC media player but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Simply Tech Ltd  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Description:
Installer Setup

Version:
11.8

MD5:
626ca71f2a496715c8f4d5b84ebaed96

SHA-1:
40e9184e62899ae4f487c9609753980659e56636

SHA-256:
1cc33b3c9c97b8a730816ff644f80705cc9e6714c758de132399cb5de1dd434a

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.

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:
12/13/2017 12:52:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Widdit (M)
16.8.6.18

File size:
898.6 KB (920,176 bytes)

Product version:
11.8

Copyright:
Copyright (c) 2012, www.simplytech.com

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Widdit Setup

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
4/4/2012 3:00:00 AM

Valid to:
4/5/2014 2:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Simply Tech Ltd, O=Simply Tech Ltd, STREET=10 Zarhin street, L=Raanana, S=Raanana, PostalCode=43662, C=IL

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

Serial number:
1FC78D842B3886BB8D32517578F7489C

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/13/2013 11:19:32 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:TxGaFDpekdGp9Z1SlfscwzX0eCYRK+ILTfBLXSYo:Mau9nSSVkJ7+CK

Entry address:
0x113BC

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, A4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, C4, 89, 45, C0, 89, 45, A4, 89, 45, D0, 89, 45, C8, 89, 45, CC, 89, 45, D4, 89, 45, D8, 89, 45, EC, B8, 2C, 00, 41, 00, E8, E8, 51, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 9E, 1A, 41, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 5A, 1A, 41, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 48, 5B, 41, 00, E8, 16, D8, FF, FF, E8, 65, D3, FF, FF, 80, 3D, DC, 2A, 41, 00, 00, 74, 0C, E8, 2B, D9, FF, FF, 33, C0, E8, 80, 32, FF, FF, 8D, 55, EC, 33, C0, E8, E2, A3, FF, FF, 8B, 55, EC, B8, 50, 86...
 
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Entropy:
7.8692

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
63.5 KB (65,024 bytes)

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