openoffice - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application openoffice - 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 Apache OpenOffice but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars. The file has been seen being downloaded from x.chip.de.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
2.1.4.4

MD5:
150a84e88b3518d7c43420b356826f19

SHA-1:
b7908e4f6205e6442fdfca8cfa867e18a3aec890

SHA-256:
6843065ada4a06cb58a05b8282db91724a1ac23fa0459bce50ba07bed489d96b

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:
11/13/2019 11:20:23 PM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
1.4 MB (1,496,584 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.4.4

Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\openoffice - chip-installer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
2/7/2017 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/8/2018 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=CHIP Digital GmbH, OU=Download Development, O=CHIP Digital GmbH, STREET=St.-Martin-Strasse 66, L=Munich, S=Bayern, PostalCode=81541, C=DE

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

Serial number:
00DFE066D5ACFFAD39C60AEA807A45FA40

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/7/2017 3:00:20 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1EE910

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, E6, 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)

The file openoffice - chip-installer.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://x.chip.de/intern/dl/?url=http://www.chip.de/.../?lastchange=051220161201&pid=chipderedesign&cid=54383364&euid=1c6aa9201b467c5da2d6e261&source=BLUB2&browser=chrome&ref=&tid=39020&tname=Büro-Software&v=oct2015&pageLayout=withinstaller|e51

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