clear-fi-media.exe

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application clear-fi-media.exe 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.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

MD5:
4b15f49af2cc753e08f94000641127de

SHA-1:
0684fce6cf2aadf79492d59cf30d249e3dc372f2

SHA-256:
22241285d50683f1cdc0464e7abb66ffa59d93d2009d32888a0f88d79e129ae7

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:
10/18/2021 3:38:32 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.2.19.19

File size:
607.3 KB (621,856 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\clear-fi-media.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/2/2013 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/3/2016 7:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Hauptstraße 20, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10827, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
009ED227324380B40DDE36C8D31A33831F

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

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

Entry address:
0x98CC

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, CC, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, FA, 97, FF, FF, E8, 01, AA, FF, FF, E8, 2C, CC, FF, FF, E8, 73, CC, FF, FF, E8, 0A, F3, FF, FF, E8, 71, F4, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 76, 9F, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 2C, 9F, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, B0, 40, 00, E8, 9B, FE, FF, FF, E8, 26, FA, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, E0, D0, FF, FF, 8B, 55, F0, B8, D8, BD, 40, 00, E8, AB, 98, FF, FF, 6A, 02, 6A, 00, 6A, 01, 8B, 0D, D8, BD, 40, 00, B2, 01, B8...
 
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Entropy:
7.8407

Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
36 KB (36,864 bytes)

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