codec-v.exe

Setup

Artua Vladislav

This is a WebPick installer that bundles (with very minimal user consent) a number of adware browser extensions which inject ads in the browser. The application codec-v.exe by Artua Vladislav has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the WebPick InstalleRex (Tarma) installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.storagenl.info. While running, it connects to the Internet address r1.stylezip.info on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Premium  (signed by Artua Vladislav)

Product:
Setup

Description:
Installer

Version:
2012.7.17.1650

MD5:
d873ad99c7171b0108f0e390eed3da74

SHA-1:
00d7023bb4cc0ce0259e461aaf1f3af064655af9

SHA-256:
1782dfd7d32346e645a5b533fd88bed44b40e2dcd1d489ddc5f3d64a9518d8d5

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses Web-Pick's 'File Product', an Installer which wraps various products and downloads and installs it silently through the process, hosted on TusFiles.

Analysis date:
8/21/2018 4:34:13 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.WebPick.ArtuaVla.Installer (M)
16.6.18.5

File size:
282.3 KB (289,088 bytes)

Product version:
1.0

Copyright:
Copyright © 2010 Premium

Original file name:
TSULoader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
WebPick InstalleRex (Tarma)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\codec-v.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
2/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/21/2013 11:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Artua Vladislav, O=Artua Vladislav, STREET=HaRav Dangur 22, L=Bnei Braq, S=Israel, PostalCode=51282, C=IL

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

Serial number:
2E891F383001DD159332A0D089F55CE3

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/12/2012 12:03:34 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:HOgcvtbsuyH7tZRIIKzJN/5TgNCBchHMzgPoi8Rqo:HOVvuHH7vaRQDqiSqo

Entry address:
0x14A3

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 24, 06, 00, 00, 53, 56, 33, F6, 57, 66, 89, B5, E4, FB, FF, FF, 89, 75, F4, 89, 75, FC, FF, 15, 68, 30, 40, 00, A3, 08, 44, 40, 00, FF, 15, 64, 30, 40, 00, 89, 45, F8, 68, 04, 01, 00, 00, 8D, 85, DC, F9, FF, FF, 50, 56, FF, 15, 60, 30, 40, 00, 85, C0, 75, 41, FF, 15, 5C, 30, 40, 00, 83, F8, 78, 75, 1A, 68, BC, 32, 40, 00, E8, 82, FB, FF, FF, 59, C7, 05, 0C, 44, 40, 00, FD, 00, 00, 00, E9, 13, 02, 00, 00, 50, 68, 98, 32, 40, 00, E8, 67, FB, FF, FF, 59, 59, C7, 05, 0C, 44, 40, 00, FF, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9574

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
7.5 KB (7,680 bytes)

The file codec-v.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to r1.stylezip.info  (54.186.255.26:80)

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