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:
3.1.5.50

MD5:
95cee1ae4c6ae4d2aea147d36e771d4d

SHA-1:
e4feaee0a2319aaa951016ff51e966efba3e4e58

SHA-256:
76f1a59c8989be63524b736abb0cc7afca8f4daa3b8d2220640656febf2476da

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
12/1/2020 8:28:29 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.15.15

File size:
4.1 MB (4,263,864 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.5.50

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:
1/3/2017 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/5/2019 12:59:59 AM

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:
1/7/2017 10:53:41 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x2838CC

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, 05, F5, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 03, 6E, 00, 00, 83, 3D, BC, E2, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 59, 75, 08, 6A, 01, E8, EB, 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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Code size:
3 MB (3,113,472 bytes)

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

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/633740404/?CurrentStep=1&TotalSteps=5&DMVersion=1.3.8.4_Perion.633739281.04&Language=None

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