bs_XMLPad.exe

1.3.8.7.140224.01

Conduit Ltd.

The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application bs_XMLPad.exe by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 8 anti-malware scanners. This is a self-extracting archive and installer and has been known to bundle potentially unwanted software. The file has been seen being downloaded from 26cff860995c4d3c9c4d6fc0b265665b.integration.download.conduit-services.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Conduit Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Product:
1.3.8.7.140224.01

Description:
Setup.exe

Version:
1.3.8.7

MD5:
60da6a75bb241749e0ecb87fd1a1abe0

SHA-1:
93847bd2287a7ee9b9d1718f164df1037bac13c8

SHA-256:
51dcb0c9fffc101733c6228a3e5623416cdebcc5c136414aadb089266965718b

Scanner detections:
8 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.

Analysis date:
11/25/2017 10:45:56 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Toolbar.Conduit
7.1.1

Dr.Web
Adware.Conduit.43
9.0.1.0101

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.AB (variant)
8.9663

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
v2014.04.11.04

Panda Antivirus
PUP/Conduit.A
14.04.11.04

Reason Heuristics
PUP.138714022401.Conduit.J
14.8.7.22

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GE.0DB0DA27
7.2.101

VIPRE Antivirus
Conduit
28194

File size:
232.1 KB (237,688 bytes)

Product version:
1.3.8.7

Copyright:
Conduit Ltd.

Original file name:
bs_XMLPad.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\bs_xmlpad.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/2/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/3/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3A82654719D8F75B59134F7B66465210

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/9/2012 9:19:49 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Iz+92mhAMJ/cPl3ifvahbA+mQRs53ONbajVMX98j7HB3i:IK2mhAMJ/cPluahbA+525eZajia7Ri

Entry address:
0xAC87

Entry point:
E8, E3, FE, FF, FF, 33, C0, 50, 50, 50, 50, E8, 9F, 30, 00, 00, C3, 56, 57, 8B, 7C, 24, 0C, 8B, F1, 8B, CF, 89, 3E, E8, 8F, AB, FF, FF, 89, 46, 08, 89, 56, 0C, 8B, 87, 24, 0C, 00, 00, 89, 46, 10, 5F, 8B, C6, 5E, C2, 04, 00, 8B, C1, 8B, 08, 8B, 50, 10, 3B, 91, 24, 0C, 00, 00, 75, 0D, 6A, 00, FF, 70, 0C, FF, 70, 08, E8, 0E, B1, FF, FF, C3, 56, 8B, F1, 8B, 06, 85, C0, 74, 07, 50, FF, 15, C4, 40, 41, 00, 83, 26, 00, 83, 66, 08, 00, 83, 66, 0C, 00, 5E, C3, 56, 8B, F1, 80, 7E, 04, 00, 75, 34, 68, F4, 44, 41, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.5241

Code size:
73 KB (74,752 bytes)

The file bs_XMLPad.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):

 
http://offering.service.distributionengine.conduit-services.com/DecisionEngine.ashx

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (54.243.251.51:80)

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