vlc media player 64 bit - chip-installer.exe

CHIP Digital GmbH

The application vlc media player 64 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:
1.1.5.6

MD5:
0e9fec569f68f1c066dd268baaf676b8

SHA-1:
6ae6b21938a581f3134135f585bef0a409f1e374

SHA-256:
5b35f37ccc9d1ce8956fc313e0336dcc5307e075e7af50520d3773d1e58b198a

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 11:50:56 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ChipDigital.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.12

File size:
1.4 MB (1,466,656 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.5.6

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 64 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:
11/24/2015 2:25:44 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x1E6900

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 59, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, 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)

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