winzip.exe

winzip

Apps Installer S.L.

This is the Solimba installer program that will bundle additional offers mostly including adware and various unwanted PC utilities. The application winzip.exe by Apps Installer S.L 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 Solimba DownloadMR installer. The installer uses the Solimba download manager to push adware offers during the download and setup process. Bundled adware includes search and shopping web browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Apps Installer S.L.  (signed and verified)

Product:
winzip

Description:
winzip installer

Version:
3.0.4.2

MD5:
82db3f5f490ee9c60e15df271adf3a86

SHA-1:
fb5b502f8d4b75c40b42654803a79f35f541f0ab

SHA-256:
b8ae2fd8504cf575266e13f41ec5a87c60b2179c9c9bd48e2bc89aa0940473a6

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This is a wrapped installation of legitimate software (without persmission of the developer) and bundles adware such as toolbars and 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:
8/9/2020 1:42:40 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Solimba (M)
17.3.16.3

File size:
296.2 KB (303,352 bytes)

Copyright:
(c) 2010-2013 (201305071446)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Solimba DownloadMR

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
2/18/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/19/2015 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Apps Installer S.L., O=Apps Installer S.L., L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
323F44D66AEF890F43C32CFD743A4AD0

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/19/2012 10:01:49 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

Entry address:
0x4327

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, AC, 01, 00, 00, FF, 15, 74, 93, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 58, 94, 42, 00, 53, C7, 04, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, 15, 98, 94, 42, 00, 56, A3, 40, 7B, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8D, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 9C, 7B, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 84, FE, FF, FF, 57, C7, 44, 24, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 0C, 60, 01, 00, 00, 89, 44, 24, 08, C7, 44, 24, 04, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, B3, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, 94, 42, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, 02, B3, 40, 00, C7...
 
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Entropy:
7.7845  (probably packed)

Code size:
34.5 KB (35,328 bytes)

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cdn.solimba.com  (95.211.6.35:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to api.downloadmr.com  (95.211.39.161:80)

 
http://api.downloadmr.com/installer/1903269168/launch

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