cisco-packet-tracer.exe

Gome

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application cisco-packet-tracer.exe, “Gome Setup ” by UpdateStar GmbH 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 installCore installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.toursguardmeta.com.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
Gome

Description:
Gome Setup

MD5:
b3249cf387d8b91750b52807e259d21c

SHA-1:
95808881c3c74aa5dc2e6603db556cb4802f7602

SHA-256:
9a97316a9da58beb1b3b9dfba120ecff186ee4f4af45aaa2ed841dcfed2dd921

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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 an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
10/29/2020 9:45:16 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.3.13.2

File size:
1.2 MB (1,300,176 bytes)

Product version:
4.4.0

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\cisco-packet-tracer.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/29/2016 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/30/2017 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, OU=IT, O=UpdateStar GmbH, L=Berlin, S=Germany, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=thawte SHA256 Code Signing CA, O="thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
0B4FA804A949E9A222E54344536E47E3

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 12:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

Entry address:
0x9C40

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 86, 94, FF, FF, E8, 8D, A6, FF, FF, E8, 1C, A9, FF, FF, E8, 53, C9, FF, FF, E8, 9A, C9, FF, FF, E8, C9, F2, FF, FF, E8, 30, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, FC, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, C5, A2, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 96, FE, FF, FF, E8, C9, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 83, CF, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, 24, CE, 40, 00, E8, 32, 95, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, 24, CE...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

The file cisco-packet-tracer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://www.toursguardmeta.com/U6J6JDPfjXTHW1SP51DrzSpi5sBiW5vBN0m27preu_ohIyEodAe7A9LDnOGsZA6Eh_S0KE0Bezkh9HXzrd_6Y1VGUPizTSRRsyuiDCoHQzDoH_oGz CnBiATNsbTzMgTN0e5yvrnp0WgWwjzZgofjpal2q5VOvpEIszsdKdLByclQ yIV0PPJyD0 zKbz7ockB8lBG_oVKMMxtGeJytOzQP_E_dAA==-G10AAORtm09X5zf6IiIhkYrVySkHTgklAQVhW37Ce4zlHIXBgzUeiZ3vapFpPp1f6OgXcabHhC38oH5hZ1l6R0pVo4N4Cd8S

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