cae52b205ed3bade88d25a816f7c4c55.exe

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The application cae52b205ed3bade88d25a816f7c4c55.exe by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 7 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from a868e3b4b8fd4e6591f4cfbbfd96b2c0.integration.download.conduit-services.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.dmccint.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
ClientConnect LTD  (signed and verified)

MD5:
cae52b205ed3bade88d25a816f7c4c55

SHA-1:
e04bfef74f4dd3c4e1594e7dab8f164f097e5f6f

SHA-256:
8c72f833c7e7cc9c6f0746626bd242552642e06dced18a825d43345a07269d26

Scanner detections:
7 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
5/27/2018 9:40:49 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

ESET NOD32
Win32/Wajam (variant)
8.9660

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Conduit
v2014.04.11.02

McAfee
Artemis!CAE52B205ED3
5600.7164

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!CAE52B205ED3
7.7164

Reason Heuristics
PUP.ClientConnect.a
14.4.11.2

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0402
7.2.101

VIPRE Antivirus
Conduit
28194

File size:
665.5 KB (681,432 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\cae52b205ed3bade88d25a816f7c4c55.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/3/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/5/2016 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=DM3, O=ClientConnect 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:
72ACCA392AFB8F2E42D5D3C0C97523F2

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2012 2:19:59 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:qE4vglr/IV+1ni4Kr2TpYTixBQb6wzwBXYreSDOBJQge:qLvgtg6N4ibQb6wzwQOBJ+

Entry address:
0x39E3

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, D8, 91, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 14, FF, 15, 30, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B8, 80, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, C0, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 2E, 47, 00, E8, 37, 2A, 00, 00, 55, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, A3, D0, 2D, 47, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 55, 68, 1C, 93, 40, 00, FF, 15, 84, 81, 40, 00, 68, 04, 93, 40, 00, 68, C0, AD, 46, 00, E8, 19, 27, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 80, 40, 00, 50, BF, A0, 30, 4C, 00, 57, E8, 07, 27, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9626

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
28 KB (28,672 bytes)

The file cae52b205ed3bade88d25a816f7c4c55.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.dmccint.com  (23.67.242.80:80)

 
http://cms.dmccint.com/DynamicOffer/3804733/3825856/?mainofferId=3801299&CurrentStep=2&TotalSteps=4&DownloadBrowser=IE&CType=-1&UserMode=-1&DMVersion=1.3.8.82.3824722.01&Language=US-EN

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