cinema now-codedownloader.exe

Cinema Now

Porter Studio Plus

This adware is a web browser extension that will inject advertising in the browser in the form of unwanted banners and text-links which may link to malware sites and install unwanted software. The application cinema now-codedownloader.exe by Porter Studio Plus has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. Built using the Crossrider web brower toolkit the CodeDownloader component will automatically connnect to the remote API server and download additional code/components for Buca Apps extension/toolbar. The component makes a number of requests to the host app-static.crossrider.com/plugins/.../monetization/monetizationLoader.js. It is part of the Brightcircle group of web-extensions that inject advertisements in the browser.
Publisher:
Buca Apps  (signed by Porter Studio Plus)

Product:
Cinema Now

Description:
Cinema Now exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
2870f9bd9e4814e2c941bbaa60a8c004

SHA-1:
63303be1caebdd2fe3e1afe490f113be4a6dc93b

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software may change the browser's home page and search provider settings as well as display advertisements.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application. The owner/publisher of this file is Porter Studio Plus.

Analysis date:
2/27/2020 7:02:53 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
Adware.Crossrider (M)
17.3.8.7

File size:
1.1 MB (1,109,408 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
Cinema Now.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\cinema now\cinema now-codedownloader.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
10/20/2014 7:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/21/2015 6:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Porter Studio Plus, O=Porter Studio Plus, STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

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

Serial number:
00B7BA41CFBA8D50AF9A2A64362C08FA91

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/23/2014 2:40:53 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x9C2B2

Entry point:
E8, 35, 03, 01, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 0C, 57, 85, C9, 0F, 84, 92, 00, 00, 00, 56, 53, 8B, D9, 8B, 74, 24, 14, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 7C, 24, 10, 75, 0B, C1, E9, 02, 0F, 85, 85, 00, 00, 00, EB, 27, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 74, 2B, 84, C0, 74, 2F, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, E5, 8B, D9, C1, E9, 02, 75, 61, 83, E3, 03, 74, 13, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 84, C0, 74, 37, 83, EB, 01, 75, ED, 8B, 44, 24, 10, 5B, 5E, 5F, C3, F7, C7, 03, 00...
 
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Code size:
784.5 KB (803,328 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
ce360ad2-1616-4f85-806a-0f7dd3bc36d7-1

Path:
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ce360ad2-1616-4f85-806a-0f7dd3bc36d7-1.job

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to update.srvstatsdata.com  (69.16.175.42:80)

 
http://update.srvstatsdata.com/installer_updates/002289/update.json

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to stats.srvstatsdata.com  (176.32.99.41:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to app-static.crossrider.com  (69.16.175.10:80)

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