Client.exe

Secureencoded

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application Client.exe by Secureencoded has been detected as adware by 6 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Adknowledge Fusion installer. This executable runs as a local area network (LAN) Internet proxy server listening on port 56499 and has the ability to intercept and modify all inbound and outbound Internet traffic on the local host. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including Rockettab by Rich River Media, LLC and RocketTab: by Adknowledge, Inc., both potentially unwanted software.
Publisher:
Secureencoded  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.5390.12644

MD5:
c7e6e985820e43435d214d80d42db6c1

SHA-1:
1e601067e273c34f3c2363ecc5848a96df6723c6

SHA-256:
b2920efe588fd1f1df9a05834c45a5e1c18d4daf65ddbf042535524d35117d80

Scanner detections:
6 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
8/16/2018 3:20:17 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.MSIL.iBryte
4.0.3.14105

ESET NOD32
MSIL/Adware.iBryte (variant)
8.10512

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.RocketTab
14.0.0.3149

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Secureencoded.G
14.10.5.5

Sophos
Generic PUA BO
4.98

VIPRE Antivirus
AdKnowledge
33676

File size:
1.4 MB (1,424,616 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.5390.12644

Original file name:
Client.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Program Files\search extensions\client.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/14/2014 5:30:00 AM

Valid to:
7/15/2015 5:29:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Secureencoded, O=Secureencoded, STREET=4600 Madison Ave FL 10, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, PostalCode=64112, C=US

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

Serial number:
008A9DE5BF6D7E4070873AB08E9304F7FA

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/4/2014 1:32:18 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:BwQC5ppJP5iE6JS03lwpSCYpLx7FZhnkpFDrZa0:Bod76JSO1FzuFDN

Entry address:
0x1522EA

Entry point:
FF, 25, 00, 20, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.0973

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
1.3 MB (1,377,280 bytes)

Local Proxy Server
Proxy for:
Internet Settings

Local host address:
http://127.0.0.1:56499/

Local host port:
56499

Default credentials:
No


The file Client.exe has been discovered within the following programs.

“RocketTab”  by Adknowledge
RocketTab is a web browser extension that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site.
85% remove it
Rockettab  by Rich River Media, LLC
RocketTab is an adware program that injects advertising in the user's web browser by creating a local proxy server and routing all Internet traffic through that proxy. By re-routing traffic the service will be able to include various ads in the HTML of the displaying web page.
rockettab.com
88% remove it
RocketTab:  by Adknowledge, Inc.
RocketTab is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear.
www.adknowledge.com
87% remove it
 
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-208-30-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.208.30.101:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-221-254-214.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.221.254.214:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to xx-fbcdn-shv-01-gru2.fbcdn.net  (31.13.85.4:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to sm.mcafee.com  (161.69.13.20:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-192-49-209.jfk5.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.49.209:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-192-197-210.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.197.210:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-101-80.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.101.80:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-101-19.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.101.19:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ns509665.ip-167-114-100.net  (167.114.100.153:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to lhr14s23-in-f5.1e100.net  (74.125.230.69:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to lhr14s23-in-f31.1e100.net  (74.125.230.95:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to lhr14s23-in-f3.1e100.net  (74.125.230.67:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to lhr14s23-in-f0.1e100.net  (74.125.230.64:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to iad23s25-in-f25.1e100.net  (173.194.121.25:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to iad23s25-in-f1.1e100.net  (173.194.121.1:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to gru10s03-in-f2.1e100.net  (172.217.29.194:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to gru10s03-in-f14.1e100.net  (172.217.29.206:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to gru10s01-in-f14.1e100.net  (172.217.29.142:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to gru09s18-in-f14.1e100.net  (216.58.202.46:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to gru09s18-in-f1.1e100.net  (216.58.202.33:443)

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