java runtime environment 32 bit - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application java runtime environment 32 bit - chip-installer.exe, “CHIP Secured Installer” by CHIP Digital 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 Covus installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Oracle Java Runtime but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
1.1.3.0

MD5:
b900a7ce2eb922383f598254f2661bcb

SHA-1:
b15ca495af8cbdd92293f7f9a1d7391649e6cc3c

SHA-256:
8efdba0fe6cac1fc95bb61f414f6749bd7df622fb9f8c93d9d955edb6cca155e

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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 1:15:50 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.11

File size:
1.2 MB (1,260,832 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.3.0

Copyright:
Copyright © 2015 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\java runtime environment 32 bit - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
1/7/2015 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/24/2016 1:00:00 PM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, L=München, S=Bavaria, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
01A0C3E3BC069F71B464AAD34063E209

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/3/2015 3:23:44 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1B48B0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 10, 56, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 00, EA, FF, 57, EB, 0B, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89, C5, EB, 0B, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B...
 
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Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.24

Code size:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)