cltmng.exe

Search Protect

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 cltmng.exe by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This file is typically installed with the program Search Protect by Client Connect LTD which is a potentially unwanted software program. While running, it connects to the Internet address offering.service.distributionengine.va.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Client Connect LTD  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Search Protect

Version:
3.1.5.77

MD5:
be3afe1ddf0b471707c41b6d869adfe3

SHA-1:
de5ee0b8d00c91f76ac4d58b2e2fcee50d99f17d

SHA-256:
403692a892acc05e85c67683824525664142baaf32a2760cd253d8f237342e44

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Conduit/ClientConnect toolbar/extension distribution.

Analysis date:
12/3/2020 6:28:08 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.6.20

File size:
4.1 MB (4,265,376 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.5.77

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

Original file name:
SearchProtect (R)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
1/2/2017 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/4/2019 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, O=ClientConnect LTD, L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
5FEA58D33339A83AFF7BBC2ED9DC286F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/26/2017 5:27:35 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x283B8C

Entry point:
E8, B7, E4, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8D, 45, 14, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 2B, E8, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, FF, 15, 6C, A2, 6F, 00, 6A, 01, A3, BC, E2, 7C, 00, E8, EE, F4, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 03, 6E, 00, 00, 83, 3D, BC, E2, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 59, 75, 08, 6A, 01, E8, D4, F4, 00, 00, 59, 68, 09, 04, 00, C0, E8, D1, 6D, 00, 00, 59, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 24, 03, 00, 00, 6A, 17, E8, E5, F6, 01, 00, 85, C0, 74, 05, 6A, 02, 59, CD, 29, A3, A0, E0, 7C...
 
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Entropy:
6.6546

Code size:
3 MB (3,114,496 bytes)

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

Search Protect  by Client Connect LTD
Search Protect from Client Connect (formally Conduit, now a venture of Perion) is a homepage and search provider modifier that when installed will change the default web browser's home page and search pages to a partner portal such as Trovi.
www.conduit.com/searchprotect
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ude.conduit-data.com  (54.197.244.95:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (23.67.242.59:80)

 
http://cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com//MainOffer/620662575/?CurrentStep=1&TotalSteps=5&DMVersion=1.2.8.4_Perion.620661452.04&Language=None

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