windows live messenger.exe

POPELER SYSTEM, S.L.

The setup program uses the Firseria/Solimba AppInstaller (DownloadMR) which is a monetization download manager that bundles additional adware offers, typically by wrapping legitimate applications. The application windows live messenger.exe by POPELER SYSTEM, S.L has been detected as adware 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 Solimba DownloadMR installer. The installer uses the Solimba download manager to push adware offers during the download and setup process. Bundled adware includes search and shopping web browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Dwnloader  (signed by POPELER SYSTEM, S.L.)

Product:
dwnloader

Description:
Dwnloader Setup

Version:
3,1,16,9

MD5:
7cf3b8598f9a0fd60179b83669cdf0dd

SHA-1:
f6b05a199be5722909d4028d0dc77fa01ae25294

SHA-256:
05752820c671d54e10d5b64262e24f1ca9edcb931a0e951fd2663e49956a5ace

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the Solimba installer to bundle adware offers.

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:
10/21/2021 8:30:35 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Solimba (M)
17.3.6.9

File size:
404.5 KB (414,200 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.19

Copyright:
© 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Solimba DownloadMR

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\windows live messenger.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
8/28/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/29/2014 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="POPELER SYSTEM, S.L.", OU=IT, O="POPELER SYSTEM, S.L.", L=Badalona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
58806C1A153885D4BFE2E3370340491F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/23/2014 4:13:19 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x820A4

Entry point:
60, E8, 00, 00, 00, 00, 58, 05, 5A, 0B, 00, 00, 8B, 30, 03, F0, 2B, C0, 8B, FE, 66, AD, C1, E0, 0C, 8B, C8, 50, AD, 2B, C8, 03, F1, 8B, C8, 57, 51, 49, 8A, 44, 39, 06, 88, 04, 31, 75, F6, 2B, C0, AC, 8B, C8, 80, E1, F0, 24, 0F, C1, E1, 0C, 8A, E8, AC, 0B, C8, 51, 02, CD, BD, 00, FD, FF, FF, D3, E5, 59, 58, 8B, DC, 8D, A4, 6C, 90, F1, FF, FF, 51, 2B, C9, 51, 51, 8B, CC, 51, 66, 8B, 17, C1, E2, 0C, 52, 57, 83, C1, 04, 51, 50, 83, C1, 04, 56, 51, E8, 5E, 00, 00, 00, 8B, E3, 5E, 5A, 2B, C0, 89, 04, 32, B4, 10...
 
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Packer / compiler:
ASPack v1.08.04

Code size:
121 KB (123,904 bytes)

The file windows live messenger.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://www.win-install.info/windows-live-messenger/download/.../1524

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