a9a2d724-0c49-4aae-bf5c-fd084d41777f-5.exe

Space Battleship Creative

This adware is a web browser extension that will inject advertising in the browser in the form of unwanted banners and text-links which may link to malware sites and install unwanted software. The application a9a2d724-0c49-4aae-bf5c-fd084d41777f-5.exe, “HQ-Quality-v2V07.11 exe” by Space Battleship Creative has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. It is built using the Crossrider cross-browser extension platform. While the file utilizes the Crossrider framework and delivery services, it is not owned by Crossrider. It is distributed as part of the Brightcircle group of browser-extensions.
Publisher:
HQ-Quality-v2V07.11  (signed by Space Battleship Creative)

Product:
HQ-Quality-v2V07.11

Description:
HQ-Quality-v2V07.11 exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
eea3821f11de91b756e93fe1b6f894b9

SHA-1:
a4b2c4462a421d64f3b1bfa8e931fce162a84e5c

SHA-256:
0f772518275dd54704c381a978e75cf0505f122a1770d57ccbb7d38975c0c8f4

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software may change the browser's home page and search provider settings as well as display advertisements. Distributed through the Brightcircle investments brand.

Analysis date:
12/16/2018 4:50:46 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
Adware.Crossrider.Brightcircle (M)
16.3.1.23

File size:
1 MB (1,093,552 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
HQ-Quality-v2V07.11.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\hq-quality-v2v07.11\a9a2d724-0c49-4aae-bf5c-fd084d41777f-5.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
10/19/2014 10:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/20/2015 9:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Space Battleship Creative, O=Space Battleship Creative, STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00F7CD27D419D6D6EBEEE61F75941D1DA4

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/6/2014 6:35:25 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:eN5R2Y3xPEcmyJqady2w+fj+EaLpSgy1Ti:eNL7PVmladvwLpSg0Ti

Entry address:
0x9C80F

Entry point:
E8, 73, F8, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 0C, 57, 85, C9, 0F, 84, 92, 00, 00, 00, 56, 53, 8B, D9, 8B, 74, 24, 14, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 7C, 24, 10, 75, 0B, C1, E9, 02, 0F, 85, 85, 00, 00, 00, EB, 27, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 74, 2B, 84, C0, 74, 2F, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, E5, 8B, D9, C1, E9, 02, 75, 61, 83, E3, 03, 74, 13, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 84, C0, 74, 37, 83, EB, 01, 75, ED, 8B, 44, 24, 10, 5B, 5E, 5F, C3, F7...
 
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Code size:
763.5 KB (781,824 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
a9a2d724-0c49-4aae-bf5c-fd084d41777f-5

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)


The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-50-63-202-59.ip.secureserver.net  (50.63.202.59:80)

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