updatestar.exe

UpdateStar

UpdateStar GmbH

The application updatestar.exe 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. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘UpdateStar’. This file is typically installed with the program UpdateStar by UpdateStar GmbH.
Publisher:
UpdateStar GmbH  (signed and verified)

Product:
UpdateStar

Version:
10.0.1265

MD5:
3313733789d270460180e1aa432481cc

SHA-1:
0f63a2cb87ba1591a360e15e99505f8f3cf4ea69

SHA-256:
e022f09bb6caef1c33663f80283aeb772a53a18ba4b3fe499a8fa20b277a21b4

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.

Analysis date:
10/25/2021 12:48:07 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.installCore (M)
17.2.22.13

File size:
5 MB (5,255,216 bytes)

Product version:
10.0.1265

Copyright:
(c) 2006-2013 All rights reserved

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\updatestar\updatestar.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
1/2/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/3/2016 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=UpdateStar GmbH, O=UpdateStar GmbH, STREET=Hauptstraße 20, L=Berlin, S=Berlin, PostalCode=10827, C=DE

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
009ED227324380B40DDE36C8D31A33831F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/2/2013 12:35:25 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x9A3FB

Entry point:
E8, 11, 05, 00, 00, E9, 4C, FE, FF, FF, CC, FF, 25, 78, A6, 60, 00, 6A, 0C, 68, 60, D5, 66, 00, E8, 08, 06, 00, 00, 83, 65, E4, 00, 8B, 5D, 0C, 8B, C3, 8B, 7D, 10, 0F, AF, C7, 8B, 75, 08, 03, F0, 89, 75, 08, 83, 65, FC, 00, 4F, 89, 7D, 10, 78, 0C, 2B, F3, 89, 75, 08, 8B, CE, FF, 55, 14, EB, EE, 33, C0, 40, 89, 45, E4, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 14, 00, 00, 00, E8, 09, 06, 00, 00, C2, 10, 00, 8B, 7D, 10, 8B, 5D, 0C, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 45, E4, 85, C0, 75, 0B, FF, 75, 14, 57, 53, 56, E8, 01, 00, 00, 00, C3...
 
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Code size:
2 MB (2,132,992 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
UpdateStar

Command:
"C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\updatestar\updatestar.exe" -a


The file updatestar.exe has been discovered within the following program.

UpdateStar  by UpdateStar GmbH
UpdateStar is a freeware software application recognizing and providing update information for approximately 1.3 million software programs. Implementing a social computing aspect, the update database is maintained by the users.
www.updatestar.com
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