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. With this installer, users are expecting to download the VideoLAN VLC media player but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Simply Tech Ltd  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Description:
Installer Setup

Version:
11.8

MD5:
303f127428342204773f963e397308c6

SHA-1:
e65c6a1fd48ee722f40abd7acc54c58b0c4e0028

SHA-256:
3aa229e2fdcc6f86cb97614eead28c86352822987a3216642460d2dff46d9ce1

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 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:
1/23/2018 1:05:19 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Widdit.SimplyTe.Bundler (M)
16.4.13.1

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 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
4/5/2014 1:59:59 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 10:19:32 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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