cltmngsvc.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 cltmngsvc.exe by ClientConnect 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 separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Search Protect Service”.
Publisher:
Client Connect LTD  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Search Protect

Version:
3.1.5.77

MD5:
377be29c27eb7d0fe69d41fda50107e3

SHA-1:
d7309d15df7d5db42b3aec6cf89762afa23ae37d

SHA-256:
68f3a1c9fce08cdfb5edc20cd8bee53084bc04056bf66425b6324586d2225c99

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
12/3/2020 7:06:12 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.15.5

File size:
3.1 MB (3,252,128 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.5.77

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

Original file name:
SearchProtect (R)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\searchprotect\main\bin\cltmngsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
1/3/2017 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/5/2019 1:59:59 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:
2/27/2017 12:28:17 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x1CC674

Entry point:
E8, 19, 67, 01, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 18, 8D, 4D, E8, 53, FF, 75, 0C, E8, C6, FB, FF, FF, 8B, 5D, 08, 81, FB, 00, 01, 00, 00, 73, 60, 8B, 4D, E8, 83, 79, 74, 01, 7E, 14, 8D, 45, E8, 50, 6A, 02, 53, E8, 68, 68, 01, 00, 8B, 4D, E8, 83, C4, 0C, EB, 0D, 8B, 81, 90, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B7, 04, 58, 83, E0, 02, 85, C0, 74, 1E, 80, 7D, F4, 00, 8B, 81, 98, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 0C, 18, 74, 07, 8B, 45, F0, 83, 60, 70, FD, 8B, C1, E9, D6, 00, 00, 00, 80, 7D, F4, 00, 74, 07, 8B, 4D, F0, 83, 61, 70, FD...
 
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Entropy:
6.7311

Code size:
2.2 MB (2,290,176 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Search Protect Service

Service name:
CltMngSvc

Description:
This service loads the Search Protector, which maintains your selected Search settings, and enables auto-updates.

Type:
Win32OwnProcess

Depends on:
TermService


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