498_updater.exe

RewardsArcade

Engaging Apps

This is the installer application for a 50onRed advertising supported software package (displays ads in the browser and may hijack the home and search pages of the web browser). The application 498_updater.exe, “RewardsArcade Updater” by Engaging Apps 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 Nullsoft Install System installer. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. The file has been seen being downloaded from download.my-apps-repository.com.
Publisher:
Innovative Apps  (signed by Engaging Apps)

Product:
RewardsArcade

Description:
RewardsArcade Updater

Version:
1.1.2.1

MD5:
044c82e89a87f9bebbef1ee002e3c035

SHA-1:
3d98dd99c4b4b0712ed4a96c7967946b3f6c0562

SHA-256:
4be47460207a184560b3dd5d8387d831a75f2bf521b2f3bf14a846e2199f65d7

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
8/11/2020 3:04:58 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.50OnRed.EngagingApps.Installer (M)
16.2.23.20

File size:
465.3 KB (476,432 bytes)

Copyright:
Copyright Innovative Apps

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Nullsoft Install System

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\498_updater.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
6/3/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/4/2014 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Engaging Apps, O=Engaging Apps, L=Philadelphia, S=Pennsylvania, C=US

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

Serial number:
632EEBD9B987BC680D444D8675A26545

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/19/2012 9:01:49 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:ltobAGLLmRMffqYiWhQfMeB5N8t1o2CwWVJySL:ltBGLiG6WswCtXy

Entry address:
0x4327

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, AC, 01, 00, 00, FF, 15, 74, 93, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 58, 94, 42, 00, 53, C7, 04, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, 15, 98, 94, 42, 00, 56, A3, 40, 7B, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8D, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 9C, 7B, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 84, FE, FF, FF, 57, C7, 44, 24, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 0C, 60, 01, 00, 00, 89, 44, 24, 08, C7, 44, 24, 04, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, B3, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, 94, 42, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, 02, B3, 40, 00, C7...
 
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Entropy:
7.8307  (probably packed)

Code size:
34.5 KB (35,328 bytes)

The file 498_updater.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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