minecraft 1.8.exe

Gug

Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp z o.o.

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The application minecraft 1.8.exe, “Gug 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. With this installer, users are expecting to download Minecraft but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:

Product:
Gug

Description:
Gug Setup

Version:
2.6.4.3

MD5:
8db79df8f6f4c02d781fd6a6d718afdd

SHA-1:
fbdede521b28441935f62cf78bd28b6950bd5b54

SHA-256:
6269ebc261cb42d720751615eb24754c38edc1f8e6a43dd2f76326337a6961e4

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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 also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
9/27/2020 8:57:14 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.3.16.5

File size:
1.3 MB (1,319,824 bytes)

Product version:
2.0.2

Copyright:
Web

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\minecraft 1.8.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/9/2016 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/9/2017 1:59:59 AM

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

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

Serial number:
557243849A8D8DD9D7B27195479D3647

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:
0xA5F8

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, CE, 8A, FF, FF, E8, D5, 9C, FF, FF, E8, 64, 9F, FF, FF, E8, 07, A0, FF, FF, E8, A6, BF, FF, FF, E8, 11, E9, FF, FF, E8, 78, EA, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, C9, AC, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 92, AC, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, C0, 40, 00, E8, 26, F5, FF, FF, E8, 11, F1, FF, FF, 80, 3D, 34, B2, 40, 00, 00, 74, 0C, E8, 23, F6, FF, FF, 33, C0, E8, C4, 97, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, B6, C5, FF, FF, 8B, 55...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
39.5 KB (40,448 bytes)

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