vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe

Pour Over Digital

This is the Tightrope WebInstall which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe by Pour Over Digital has been detected as adware 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 Tightrope WebInstall 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:
Pour Over Digital  (signed and verified)

MD5:
4852ac40223067edd6ae8903ac6f62b0

SHA-1:
1758cce0fae023d8257cc80ca6fead2946c1855e

SHA-256:
5167746aca82af2f35a0e608b1398957f9772e31c4c5928de082bed7bc04ee2d

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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:
5/30/2020 10:58:50 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope (M)
17.3.14.8

File size:
654.4 KB (670,128 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Tightrope WebInstall (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
10/31/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
11/1/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Pour Over Digital, O=Pour Over Digital, L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
1A73CF95C7D17B433DC88946E1784EFB

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/29/2015 8:35:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x234A

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 78, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, E8, F8, FD, FF, FF, FF, 15, 30, 77, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, C0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 2C, 77, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 3D, 42, 00, E8, DD, F9, FF, FF, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, A0, 3C, 42, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, 0B, 74, 40, 00, FF, 15, 50, 71, 40, 00, 68, 00, 74, 40, 00, 68, A0, 34, 42, 00, E8, 5A, F3, FF, FF, FF, 15, BC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 57...
 
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Entropy:
7.9733

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

The file vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://dl1.dlmirror6.com/dl?bc=1181130&pid=piratebay&brand=piratebay.com&country=US&cb=1695940778&signature_id=56&osName=Windows&osVersion=8.1&browserName=Chrome&browserVersion=40&zTmp=1&c=1000ms

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