{blocked}.exe

Moshe Karaso

This is a WebPick installer that bundles (with very minimal user consent) a number of adware browser extensions using the JustPlug.it browser framework. The application {blocked}.exe, “Installer for SoftSafe” by Moshe Karaso has been detected as adware by 26 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the WebPick InstalleRex (Tarma) installer. The setup program uses Web-Pick's InstalleRex download manager and installer to bundle potentially unwanted ad-supported software which includes toolbars and browser extensions through a pay-per-install monetization scheme.
Publisher:
SoftSafe  (signed by Moshe Karaso)

Product:
SoftSafe

Description:
Installer for SoftSafe

Version:
2013.4.10.1655

MD5:
f8f1d778fc5c7f9137595ee1d3220453

SHA-1:
64746d79d95458da9c5b1d87ca3f985fb14f020d

SHA-256:
523f89617d91603bfc5431f9ccc93bc7d174e5ed4671cdb2112ba47bc8e5f3a2

Scanner detections:
26 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstalleRex from WebPick Internet Holdings to install bundled add-ons including toolbars and other web browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/12/2018 6:11:50 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Adware.Generic.641020
1030

Agnitum Outpost
Adware.Agent
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.StartPage
14.04.10

Avira AntiVirus
Adware/Agent.aeph.40
7.11.142.138

avast!
Win32:Downloader-TRK [Adw]
2014.9-140410

AVG
MalSign.Skodna.Bundle
2015.0.3508

Bitdefender
Adware.Generic.641020
1.0.20.500

Bkav FE
HW32.CDB
1.3.0.4959

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstalleRex.KG
18082

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1252
9.0.1.0100

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Adware.Generic.641020
8.14.04.10.04

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstalleRex
8.9662

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/InstalleRex
4/10/2014

F-Secure
Adware.Generic.641020
11.2014-10-04_5

G Data
Adware.Generic.641020
14.4.24

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.4037

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallerEx
v2014.04.10.04

MicroWorld eScan
Adware.Generic.641020
15.0.0.300

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.crokjg
0.28.0.59048

Panda Antivirus
PUP/TSUploader
14.04.10.04

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM20.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
Adware.WebPick.Installer.?
14.8.7.17

Rising Antivirus
PE:PUF.InstallRex!1.9E4C
23.00.65.14408

Sophos
InstallRex
4.98

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.AdLoad
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Installerex/WebPick
28194

File size:
292.4 KB (299,384 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.0.1

Copyright:
Copyright © 2012 SoftSafe

Original file name:
TSULoader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
WebPick InstalleRex (Tarma)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\a consumers republic the politics of mass consumption in postw id520 pdf.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
11/15/2012 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
11/16/2013 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Moshe Karaso, O=Moshe Karaso, STREET=Nahum 19, L=Ramat Gan, S=center, PostalCode=52233, C=IL

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

Serial number:
55036D3C9B5C690240A409061736347F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/12/2013 10:51:45 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:PrVh6Y0JQBkQRl7174NpNUM+UHs+dfiEpXrXJ1LSJX5NZI5J:PrVh63yRl1uqM+gs+dfiibXQpg

Entry address:
0x14DB

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 2C, 06, 00, 00, 53, 56, 33, DB, 57, 66, 89, 9D, DC, FB, FF, FF, 89, 5D, F4, 89, 5D, FC, FF, 15, 74, 30, 40, 00, A3, 08, 44, 40, 00, FF, 15, 70, 30, 40, 00, 8B, F8, 8D, 45, EC, 50, FF, 15, 6C, 30, 40, 00, FF, 15, 68, 30, 40, 00, 8B, F0, F7, D6, 33, F7, FF, 15, 64, 30, 40, 00, 33, F0, 8B, 45, F0, 33, 45, EC, 68, 04, 01, 00, 00, 33, F0, 8D, 85, D4, F9, FF, FF, 50, 53, FF, 15, 60, 30, 40, 00, 85, C0, 75, 41, FF, 15, 5C, 30, 40, 00, 83, F8, 78, 75, 1A, 68, A8, 32, 40, 00, E8, 43, FB, FF, FF...
 
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Entropy:
7.9265

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
7.5 KB (7,680 bytes)

The file {blocked}.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to r1.stylezip.info  (54.186.255.26:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to c1.stylezip.info  (54.186.255.26:80)

 
http://c1.stylezip.info/?step_id=1&installer_id=3811348&publisher_id=811&source_id=0&page_id=0&country_code=US&locale=US&browser_id=4&download_id=11434044&external_id=0&session_id=22868088&hardware_id=26679436&installer_file_name=a+consumers+republic+the+politics+of+mass+consumption+in+postw+id520+pdf

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