The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application 01net_avg_antivirus_free_edition.exe by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 6 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Conduit Setup Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from dde.integration.storage.conduit-services.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
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Packages the OpenCandy software bundler that offers to install additional software and may include web browser add-ons and toolbars which display advertising (based on publisher settings and geo context).
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.
4/30/2017 7:57:53 PM UTC (today)
955 KB (977,960 bytes)
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
Conduit Setup Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)
1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
4/4/2016 12:59:59 AM
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL
2/24/2012 7:19:59 PM
Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x
28 KB (28,672 bytes)
The file 01net_avg_antivirus_free_edition.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.
The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.