windowsmediaplayer_setup.exe

File Monarch

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application windowsmediaplayer_setup.exe, “Premium Installer ” by File Monarch 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 Adknowledge Fusion installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from downloadd.org.
Publisher:
Premium Installer   (signed by File Monarch)

Product:
Premium Installer

Description:
Premium Installer

Version:
2.4.8.1

MD5:
d974f29820c1d340b8a8414523baa2f1

SHA-1:
4d3d7645c349761ecc2c582a9339bb79beb5ed45

SHA-256:
63345438fcbcb06421c737ddb6eb2af2e0d5c8484a8a32dbd42b2b53383eec29

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

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:
12/12/2017 2:04:02 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge (M)
16.7.22.23

File size:
142.4 KB (145,784 bytes)

Product version:
2.4.8.1

Copyright:
Copyright (C) Premium Installer

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/17/2014 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/18/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=File Monarch, O=File Monarch, STREET="4600 Madison Ave., FL 10", L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, PostalCode=64112, C=US

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

Serial number:
00E65C750985B066CBB7B485ACF86E58B1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/22/2014 1:19:42 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
1536:YtuxYf8IUZv/CpjOFL8aXHXlZXLIvZ3oLLhjLmOiU6fEyPXXT0UOd4B7:Y+Yf8IUZv/gOFLX1ZbmZJLtOy9

Entry address:
0x53A7

Entry point:
E8, 3C, 05, 00, 00, E9, 36, FD, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 28, 03, 00, 00, A3, F8, A1, 40, 00, 89, 0D, F4, A1, 40, 00, 89, 15, F0, A1, 40, 00, 89, 1D, EC, A1, 40, 00, 89, 35, E8, A1, 40, 00, 89, 3D, E4, A1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 15, 10, A2, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 0D, 04, A2, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 1D, E0, A1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 05, DC, A1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 25, D8, A1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 2D, D4, A1, 40, 00, 9C, 8F, 05, 08, A2, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 00, A3, FC, A1, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 04, A3, 00, A2, 40, 00, 8D, 45, 08, A3, 0C, A2, 40...
 
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Entropy:
5.4400

Code size:
20.5 KB (20,992 bytes)

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