Fileadventure – Fake Java Update – 38% Detection Rate

Hello! Just a short note on a publisher called Fileadventure.

Fileadventure publisher

If you have a Fileadventure file on your machine you may have noticed that Fileadventure is displayed as the publisher in the UAC dialog when double-clicking on the file. You can also look at the Fileadventure certificate and digital signature by looking under the Digital Signatures tab on the file’s properties. According to the certificate, Fileadventure is located in Kansas City, USA.

Fileadventure certificate

The problem here is that if setup.exe really was an installer file for Java, it would be digitally signed by Oracle America Inc. and not by some unknown company.

The Fileadventure file was promoted by adware that showed a pop-up in the browser saying “Your Java Version is Outdated“. The pop-up opened up a faked Java update site.

Your Java Version is Outdated

When I uploaded the Fileadventure file to VirusTotal, it came up with a 38% detection rate. The file is detected as Win32:IBryte-HL [PUP] by Avast, W32/A-138dbbfa!Eldorado by F-Prot, PUP.Optional.iBryte by Malwarebytes and AdKnowledge (fs) by VIPRE.

Fileadventure virustotal

Did you also find a Fileadventure file? Was it also promoted as a “Java Update”?

Thanks for reading.