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:
8a6b7dd195c7c54e75dbbee4fb475c7e

SHA-1:
f537a975d4b8d98682c1daf3201c340559d8525c

SHA-256:
eee06fb36122323943c8a11a6be580dce9f3e11c9a97049593703dca27a7546a

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:
12/13/2017 4:16:03 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Widdit.SimplyTe.Bundler (M)
16.4.25.16

File size:
899.1 KB (920,688 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:
4/3/2012 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/4/2014 8:59:59 PM

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 5:19:32 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:bxGaFDpekdGp9Z1SlfscwzX0eCYRK+ILTfBLXSYo:Uau9nSSVkJ7+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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Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
63.5 KB (65,024 bytes)

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