icreinstall_realtek-ethernet-controller-driver.exe

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes InstallCore which may bundle about 3-4 offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application icreinstall_realtek-ethernet-controller-driver.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. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address os.solvefile.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

MD5:
bc4d604eca116676c395bbb69d6df504

SHA-1:
2d1ea59d6a1970382241b2e5bf1743914fe73d90

SHA-256:
86f1934564fdd976df3d4e2b7db396d8c386b11975632ca2bfa7f5e567eb59ff

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Utilizes the InstallCore download manager that may bundle various adware-type offers.

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:
10/25/2021 1:20:07 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.2.18.3

File size:
670.4 KB (686,456 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\icreinstall_realtek-ethernet-controller-driver.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/2/2013 7:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/3/2016 6:59:59 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 5:22:17 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, BF, A9, FF, FF, E8, 5E, 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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Entropy:
7.8377

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

Code size:
37 KB (37,888 bytes)

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to os.solvefile.com  (207.189.109.121:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cdnus.solvefile.com  (207.189.109.121:80)