Hello! Was looking for some downloads to play around with and found one, digitally signed by CrossBeam (New Media Holdings Ltd.). The file is named chrome-download.exe.
Typically you’d see the CrossBeam (New Media Holdings Ltd.) publisher name appear when double-clicking on the chrome-download.exe file: By examining the certificate, we can see that CrossBeam (New Media Holdings Ltd.) appears to be located in Tel Avivl, Israel.
The issue here is that if chrome-download.exe really was a setup file for Google Chrome, it should be signed by Google Inc. and not by some unknown company. Here’s how the authentic Google Chrome looks like when you double click on it. Notice that the “Verified publisher” says “Google Inc”.
9% of the anti-virus scanners detected the file. Some of the detection names for the chrome-download.exe file are a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ACQ.gen potentially unwanted, PUP.Optional.InstallCore and InstallCore (fs).
When I tested the CrossBeam file it bundled StormFall and Norton 360. The checkbox for these two programs were not checked by default.
Did you also find a CrossBeam (New Media Holdings Ltd.) file? What kind of download was it? If you remember the download link, please post it in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.