BackgroundHost.exe

Add-ons Framework

The application BackgroundHost.exe has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. 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:
0.9.7.15

MD5:
2e2176a4dda98b787d775c31c4a79713

SHA-1:
d47965661c470f153762c64d49b1628833ece676

SHA-256:
58138c2fbc1868c93b08d7abe7dd5a979deac73e372ae3756bfb9aea969f5693

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
8/16/2018 1:31:55 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
Plugin.Besttoolbars.O
14.11.27.2

File size:
617 KB (631,808 bytes)

Product version:
0.9.7.15

Copyright:
Besttoolbars Inc. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
BackgroundHost.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/7/2013 12:22:06 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:HxgioZIeD85OnV4gUx6vNFnBgpvmqpTV2G5Mal+AHQ9ybCv+S2MK:HxhoZ5HDjGAQTIG5pQ9J+Sr

Entry address:
0x56E71

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, B4, 46, 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, B4, 46, 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:
477 KB (488,448 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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