vlc media player 32 bit - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application vlc media player 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. With this installer, users are expecting to download the VideoLAN VLC media player but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
CHIP Digital GmbH  (signed and verified)

Description:
CHIP Secured Installer

Version:
1.1.4.1

MD5:
a8bf3cd74aa76a57e891da4bb56ad91a

SHA-1:
19f86b44e1873b2a40fc404d4f645a7ac1b924d5

SHA-256:
76b6d297a758277d296275ae386b8e4b98b7f5fd9b7731c368587ea6ddd25c9f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially 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:
10/25/2021 11:58:09 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
1.4 MB (1,457,952 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.4.1

Copyright:
Copyright © 2015 Chip Digital GmbH

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Covus

Language:
German (Germany)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\vlc media player 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:
9/2/2015 2:04:41 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1E48F0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 10, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 00, E7, 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)

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