word_setup.exe

File Monarch

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application word_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:
d5810007f37c50b207eca72b219af70d

SHA-1:
50a897c91dfd7a0d6603b094cb0cb5ea850fb8a5

SHA-256:
f15a496cd495cc0c5686a0b0669c748953229ba709ef9a4f9833129b22b79cb6

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
11/18/2017 9:16:01 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.FileMona.Bundler (M)
16.6.26.15

File size:
123.4 KB (126,328 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\word_setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
3/17/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/18/2015 7:59:59 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:
8/27/2014 5:15:15 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
1536:2GeVnIP9KSNspOdtPkMKee/ipWVUe5XXJ1qDrIPSkTCmXqqeNoj1ND8:rzP9toOdKMXrIakTCmcojPA

Entry address:
0x63B5

Entry point:
E8, 3E, 05, 00, 00, E9, 36, FD, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 28, 03, 00, 00, A3, 08, B2, 40, 00, 89, 0D, 04, B2, 40, 00, 89, 15, 00, B2, 40, 00, 89, 1D, FC, B1, 40, 00, 89, 35, F8, B1, 40, 00, 89, 3D, F4, B1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 15, 20, B2, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 0D, 14, B2, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 1D, F0, B1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 05, EC, B1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 25, E8, B1, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 2D, E4, B1, 40, 00, 9C, 8F, 05, 18, B2, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 00, A3, 0C, B2, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 04, A3, 10, B2, 40, 00, 8D, 45, 08, A3, 1C, B2, 40...
 
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Entropy:
5.9616

Code size:
25.5 KB (26,112 bytes)

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