BackgroundHost.exe

Add-ons Framework

The application BackgroundHost.exe has been detected as adware by 8 anti-malware scanners. While running, it connects to the Internet address ru2-2.srv.alawar.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Product:
Add-ons Framework

Description:
BackgroundHost

Version:
1.0.11.18

MD5:
632398981ca54db55ed4fcaadcee4fda

SHA-1:
2331aa8f922de9325dc478f3e6d0067e8574a220

SHA-256:
df2a55d250220fcdef1a3e8a9a0205840bb9d6870bb1041d710866e433dd0763

Scanner detections:
8 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Besttoolbars Add-on framework for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

Analysis date:
11/14/2018 10:42:23 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Toolbar.Besttoolbars
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.Besttoolbars
4.0.3.15325

Dr.Web
Adware.Plugin.349
9.0.1.084

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars (variant)
9.10750

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Plugin.dgderv
0.28.6.63474

Reason Heuristics
Plugin.Besttoolbars
15.3.25.8

Trend Micro House Call
Suspicious_GEN.F47V1021
7.2.84

VIPRE Antivirus
Besttoolbars
34934

File size:
636.5 KB (651,776 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.11.18

Copyright:
Besttoolbars Inc. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
BackgroundHost.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\alawar elements\backgroundhost.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/21/2013 11:06:57 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:2+e9m9sYC04LHWcMV3gfxGAqefk5t/48VP59huZi4iQ34jaCyGSK03C7X8N:2+AmPPwNqV5tA895JQ3VG

Entry address:
0x5A791

Entry point:
E8, F2, A2, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 50, 64, FF, 35, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 0C, 2B, 64, 24, 0C, 53, 56, 57, 89, 28, 8B, E8, A1, 04, 89, 49, 00, 33, C5, 50, FF, 75, FC, C7, 45, FC, FF, FF, FF, FF, 8D, 45, F4, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, C3, 50, 64, FF, 35, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 0C, 2B, 64, 24, 0C, 53, 56, 57, 89, 28, 8B, E8, A1, 04, 89, 49, 00, 33, C5, 50, 89, 65, F0, FF, 75, FC, C7, 45, FC, FF, FF, FF, FF, 8D, 45, F4, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, C3, 50, 64, FF, 35, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 0C, 2B...
 
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Code size:
492.5 KB (504,320 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ru2-2.srv.alawar.com  (95.131.28.244:80)

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