icreinstall_spybot - search & destroy 2.exe

Generic

Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o.

The installer utilizes InstallCore which may bundle about 3-4 offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application icreinstall_spybot - search & destroy 2.exe, “Generic Setup ” by Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o 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 installCore installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Spybot - Search & Destroy but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Web Application   (signed by Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o.)

Product:
Generic

Description:
Generic Setup

Version:
1.3.1.3

MD5:
d0fd3085b3395f9d725a9db3d9d94f8d

SHA-1:
e1356019c272509e1afc7cc533ed94086a1f645f

SHA-256:
72c903cd999d0b7d4487d9ab6d8c7f705885ef2f06d783f2ad6edf2e43e5ddef

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

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:
9/29/2020 8:44:31 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.1.28.15

File size:
976.1 KB (999,568 bytes)

Product version:
3.6

Copyright:
Installer Application Generic

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\icreinstall_spybot - search & destroy 2.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GlobalSign nv-sa

Valid from:
4/20/2015 12:59:59 PM

Valid to:
4/20/2016 12:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o., O=Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o., L=Warszawa, C=PL

Issuer:
CN=GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2, O=GlobalSign nv-sa, C=BE

Serial number:
112151DDE48EC6A26B13DEF8872209F8E2FF

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 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)

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