Client.exe

Inertware

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application Client.exe by Inertware has been detected as adware by 3 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 49207 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, both potentially unwanted software.
Publisher:
Inertware  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.5368.12608

MD5:
7bbaf62054456bf700fb0ac143466517

SHA-1:
d90d13c89ea3510c92008172eb5206bc87a66f2d

SHA-256:
42b6e3872d52f2170f90e96a0f4ae35d7eceb909a03f1ca0976cf25754a735fd

Scanner detections:
3 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
11/22/2017 11:16:39 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

ESET NOD32
MSIL/Adware.iBryte (variant)
8.10407

Reason Heuristics
Adware.RocketTab.Adknowledge
15.2.10.11

VIPRE Antivirus
AdKnowledge
33044

File size:
1.4 MB (1,422,048 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.5368.12608

Original file name:
Client.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Program Files\rockettab\client.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/13/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/14/2015 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Inertware, O=Inertware, 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:
00B17D2DC81A4AB47B03A1531303433731

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/12/2014 3:00:36 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:sZEdPUel0MDSShshRVhKAouU/B6JSE2ci7PY93n6YeuJI0apt7BUETdIyOvGz2qB:As7SShsPVNQ6JSEGPY9KYeyIFpt1UidR

Entry address:
0x15187E

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:
7.1017

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

Code size:
1.3 MB (1,374,720 bytes)

Local Proxy Server
Proxy for:
Internet Settings

Local host address:
http://127.0.0.1:49207/

Local host port:
49207

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 map2.hwcdn.net  (205.185.216.10:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ec2-54-88-102-102.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.88.102.102:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-83-200-155.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.83.200.155:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ec2-54-243-234-140.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.243.234.140:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-225-74-242.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.225.74.242:80)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-50-16-13-109.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (50.16.13.109:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-23-21-121-87.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (23.21.121.87:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-107-21-114-205.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (107.21.114.205:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-107-20-191-72.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (107.20.191.72:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to cache.google.com  (66.58.255.38:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to a23-74-64-60.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.74.64.60:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 36.64.211.130.bc.googleusercontent.com  (130.211.64.36:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 33-150-165-209.static.gci.net  (209.165.150.33:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 32-150-165-209.static.gci.net  (209.165.150.32:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to xx-fbcdn-shv-02-ams2.fbcdn.net  (31.13.64.23:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.t-online.de  (217.6.164.162:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.cinearts.com  (64.202.66.31:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wilton.com  (128.242.249.198:80)

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