activating grammar multilevel cd download__2789_i60564925_il4121165.exe

Installer

Amonetize ltd.

This is the Amonetize download manager which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application activating grammar multilevel cd download__2789_i60564925_il4121165.exe by Amonetize ltd has been detected as adware by 13 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Amonetize Downloader installer. The setup program bundles adware offers using the Amonetize, a Pay-Per-Install (PPI) monetization and distribution download manager. The software offerings provided are based on the PC's geo-location at the time of install.
Publisher:
Amonetize ltd.  (signed by Amonetize ltd.)

Product:
Installer

Version:
1.1.5.98

MD5:
bffe2974bc3dfea382e7621571c5bef2

SHA-1:
9fd2f7223560218526c518730e677589a3019e7a

SHA-256:
384ff66917e1ae27be38a1752bad70e569da9d38de26ffd5640589d9152560ce

Scanner detections:
13 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup file is a re-distribution of the original program that bundles various adware offers during installation including toolbars and browser search extensions.

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
8/17/2018 5:47:05 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Amonetiz
14.04.21

Avira AntiVirus
ADWARE/Adware.Gen2
7.11.137.228

avast!
Win32:Amonetize-Q [PUP]
2014.9-140421

AVG
Generic5
2015.0.3497

Comodo Security
ApplicUnwnt
17953

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1528
9.0.1.0111

ESET NOD32
Win32/Amonetize (variant)
8.9559

G Data
Win32.Application.Amonetize
14.4.24

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Amonetize
14.0.0.3980

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Amonetize.A
v2014.04.21.11

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Amonetize.cuwhca
0.28.0.58491

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.Amonetizeltd.?
14.8.7.20

VIPRE Antivirus
Amonetize
27526

File size:
149 KB (152,608 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.12

Copyright:
(c) Amonetize ltd., 2012,2013. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
Installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Amonetize Downloader

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\activating grammar multilevel cd download__2789_i60564925_il4121165.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/19/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Amonetize ltd., O=Amonetize ltd., L=Raanana, S=Alberta, C=IL

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

Serial number:
235E7B2F1D4E0152189F6381E2BA8C97

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/12/2013 12:36:53 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:qY5ycn9agZgiOAQrEmaiHg7zN1m91s+mtdSBS3B:tDn9wix6aIgd1m3sNngYB

Entry address:
0x5AAF0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 43, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, FC, FF, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 10, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46, 83, F0, FF, 74, 75, D1, F8, 89...
 
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Packer / compiler:
UPX 2.90LZMA]

Code size:
128 KB (131,072 bytes)

The file activating grammar multilevel cd download__2789_i60564925_il4121165.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 18 URLs.

http://download.mediafilesdownload.com/.../get.php?q=Barrons TOEFL iBT 13th Edition&source=500&campaign=2789&ti3=

http://download.fastsecurefiles.com/.../get.php?q=The Wolverine 2013 720P TS XviD MP3 AVi MURDER.avi.mp4&source=cupi&campaign=3037&ti3=

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.soledownload.com  (54.225.181.84:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.activemonetizer.com  (23.23.96.46:80)

 
http://www.activemonetizer.com/index.php?Net2=v2.0.50727&Net4=&OSversion=NT5.1SP3&Slv=&Sysid=B24420434&Sysid1=B24420434&X64=N&admin=Y&browser=IEXPLORE.EXE&chver=&exe=ikjut__4204323&offver=&lang_DfltUser=04