vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe

Tightrope Interactive, Inc.

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 Tightrope Interactive 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:
Tightrope Interactive, Inc.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
3f14b4ada5c6106e933e8785d2e60a5c

SHA-1:
cd07a3e7831f77b6c372c2ce5c471dc72dcd4c5a

SHA-256:
e8711818fcf289767890d2542ccb1c554320da0bda032c726286f5d4f72358bf

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:
5/31/2020 12:18:09 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Tightrope.Bundler (M)
16.7.3.11

File size:
75.6 MB (79,312,256 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:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
12/4/2014 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
12/5/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="Tightrope Interactive, Inc.", O="Tightrope Interactive, Inc.", STREET="588 SUTTER STREET, #551", L=SAN FRANCISCO, S=CA, PostalCode=94102, C=US

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

Serial number:
00E0C39AC4896BD4B14524E20D3BF712FA

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/28/2015 11:35:11 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:mKCFG+pl1Hp7p4ZkuRt4Zh3UdOxouSdWE7uglrB/jmN7Trkfcn+zV:m3Xxp4Zkuf47kdtdZ7uC/jmlrDn+zV

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:
0.1352

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

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