cheatengine-setup.exe

Parsec Media S.L.

The application cheatengine-setup.exe by Parsec Media S.L has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. The setup program uses the InstallCore engine which may bundle additional software offers including toolbars and browser extensions. It is also typically executed from an Internet Explorer cache folder. The file has been seen being downloaded from files4.mirror1.info.
Publisher:
Parsec Media S.L.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e6157b21ca500ccdf8b49d1c596b3e04

SHA-1:
95637488048f9cfaf4168d70fb8aa31e74fcb8c0

SHA-256:
8b2cb8a892be165ecff3fb3214901a7af1bfd2c13180a03682cece0b5e60e138

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Uses the InstallCore download manager to install additional potentially unwanted software which may include extensions such as DealPly and various toolbars.

Analysis date:
1/17/2022 2:24:24 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.InstallCore (M)
16.12.5.5

File size:
654.4 KB (670,152 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\cheatengine-setup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
8/6/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/6/2017 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Parsec Media S.L., O=Parsec Media S.L., L=Sant Cugat del Valles, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
2BA8AA53C9FA3AC9D8B45CAA6880062C

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/29/2015 7:35:11 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:X4BS2ly9NKPRdegPsgQr/745jezvROTVo80d1WU1ntTxJ10gJ1TvzW:XhhKeiHQr/s1uRCBQWMxDpW

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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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23 KB (23,552 bytes)

The file cheatengine-setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://files4.mirror1.info/download/.../dl?bc=1114208&pid=rockybytes&brand=es.rockybytes.com&country=ES&variation=chwebsite&cb=-851175368&filename=cheatengine-setup.exe&osName=Windows&osVersion=7&browserName=IE&browserVersion=11&zTmp=1

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