apps hat-firefoxinstaller.exe

Apps Hat

Nero

The application apps hat-firefoxinstaller.exe has been detected as adware by 6 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. The Firefox Installer is part of the Crossrider toolbar platform and is designed to install the Crossrider plugin within Mozilla Firefox. It will also manage the Firefox SQLite connectivity. While running, it connects to the Internet address ip-184-168-221-35.ip.secureserver.net on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Nero

Product:
Apps Hat

Description:
Apps Hat exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
44979c9f0a41e69a873746b4a7885893

SHA-1:
bf1ad4656429bd406efca62bf7961e8bdbc07f74

SHA-256:
0a56de7505316b7135567d24e0c53ab2096a6716e3d30e2b56d501a1be37152b

Scanner detections:
6 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Crossrider toolbar platform. It will download and install the extension for Firefox.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application.

Analysis date:
9/19/2018 4:39:31 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.CrossRider
4.0.3.14326

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider (variant)
8.9581

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.AppsHat.A
v2014.03.26.11

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Crossrider.Nero.Z
14.3.26.23

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CO14
7.2.85

VIPRE Antivirus
Crossrider
27690

File size:
931.5 KB (953,856 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
Apps Hat.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\apps hat\apps hat-firefoxinstaller.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/17/2014 8:19:09 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:tix3KmECiW6eEg8kr528KO+hLQ7xK1fv9zxpUpxNNWAoU0Mf+VSrILD8myAm2xxO:tix6mEF7eLF3jiLQ7xK1OQwamqfTw

Entry address:
0x9D8F0

Entry point:
E8, 82, EF, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 74, 24, 8A, 01, 83, C1, 01, 84, C0, 74, 4E, F7, C1, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, EF, 05, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, A4, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 01, BA, FF, FE, FE, 7E, 03, D0, 83, F0, FF, 33, C2, 83, C1, 04, A9, 00, 01, 01, 81, 74, E8, 8B, 41, FC, 84, C0, 74, 32, 84, E4, 74, 24, A9, 00, 00, FF, 00, 74, 13, A9, 00, 00, 00, FF, 74, 02, EB, CD, 8D, 41, FF, 8B, 4C, 24, 04, 2B, C1, C3, 8D, 41, FE...
 
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Entropy:
6.5385

Code size:
763.5 KB (781,824 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
Apps Hat-firefoxinstaller

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)

Action:
apps hat-firefoxinstaller.exe \installxpi \agentregpath='apps hat' \extensionfil


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-184-168-221-35.ip.secureserver.net  (184.168.221.35:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-184-168-221-33.ip.secureserver.net  (184.168.221.33:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-50-63-202-52.ip.secureserver.net  (50.63.202.52:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to tlb.hwcdn.net  (69.16.175.10:80)

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