akplayer2.exe

SafeInstaller

SecureInstall, LLC

This is the InstallX/InstallIQ download manager and installer that will bundle offers during setup for additional PUPs and other unwanted software. The application akplayer2.exe by SecureInstall 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 InstallIQ Installation Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from 1-vinstaller.com.
Publisher:
SafeInstall, LLC  (signed by SecureInstall, LLC)

Product:
SafeInstaller

Description:
Safe Installer

Version:
1.0.31.0

MD5:
050d4a9ac9c2ecfd51b32c2e6be8bf63

SHA-1:
cd0da882bf98cb54f1a26d236f33f9a6b4b3321e

SHA-256:
16ac2997ae68acdf53c1cb07abf6ae8a10c91330ee081f10df4480eddcf60b9c

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:
1/23/2020 3:27:25 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.InstallX (M)
17.3.13.19

File size:
1.6 MB (1,713,768 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.31.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
safeinstall.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallIQ Installation Manager

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\akplayer2.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
11/19/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
11/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Subject:
CN="SecureInstall, LLC", O="SecureInstall, LLC", L=Sartell, S=Minnesota, C=US

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
073E5B30FA98352DDA4DA1FD7215A72F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/5/2014 6:36:36 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x4E7ED

Entry point:
E8, F0, 3A, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, 80, 98, 52, 00, E8, 2D, 2B, 00, 00, E8, BD, 3C, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, 83, 3A, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, 64, 34, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
6.9571

Code size:
985.5 KB (1,009,152 bytes)

The file akplayer2.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://1-vinstaller.com/.../download?VersionId=-1&AccountId=13722&CampaignName=J8nK0iPfb&ShortName=akplayer2&trafficsrctype=ICN&ICNSessionId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&ICNLastPageId=0

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