side-sync.exe

Cogibah

UpdateStar GmbH

The installer utilizes the installCore download manager which may bundle additional offers for various ad-supported toolbars, extensions and utilities. The file side-sync.exe, “Cogibah Setup ” 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.
Publisher:
Bocak   (signed by UpdateStar GmbH)

Product:
Cogibah

Description:
Cogibah Setup

Version:
4.6.3.2

MD5:
abe1b0839c918c25ce2fa4a2946d4e6f

SHA-1:
aa90209ce653376abdadd6c1ee4c3d259032b01d

SHA-256:
9b4d9e257f6259a3f2694a8a70e0fcfde0053cf5e9b045083007aae8cd6f8c7d

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
10/29/2020 9:43:31 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.3.16.8

File size:
1.2 MB (1,268,784 bytes)

Product version:
5.4

Bundler/Installer:
installCore (using Inno Setup)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\side-sync.exe.7y05qrd.partial

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/29/2016 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/30/2017 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, OU=IT, O=UpdateStar GmbH, L=Berlin, S=Germany, C=DE

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

Serial number:
0B4FA804A949E9A222E54344536E47E3

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:
0xAA98

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, C4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, 89, 45, DC, E8, 2E, 86, FF, FF, E8, 35, 98, FF, FF, E8, 9C, 9B, FF, FF, E8, B7, 9F, FF, FF, E8, 56, BF, FF, FF, E8, ED, E8, FF, FF, E8, 54, EA, FF, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 69, B1, 40, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 33, D2, 55, 68, 32, B1, 40, 00, 64, FF, 32, 64, 89, 22, A1, 14, D0, 40, 00, E8, 26, F5, FF, FF, E8, FB, 80, FF, FF, 80, 3D, 34, C2, 40, 00, 00, 74, 0C, E8, 23, F6, FF, FF, 33, C0, E8, 24, 93, FF, FF, 8D, 55, F0, 33, C0, E8, 66, C5, FF, FF, 8B, 55...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Inno Setup v5.x - Installer Maker

Code size:
40.5 KB (41,472 bytes)

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