codec-v.exe

Setup

Roadpass Trading Ltd.

This is a WebPick installer that bundles (with very minimal user consent) a number of adware browser extensions using the JustPlug.it browser framework. The application codec-v.exe by Roadpass Trading 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 Roadpass Trading Ltd.)

Product:
Setup

Description:
Installer

Version:
2012.7.25.1928

MD5:
b29db12ca037aaf3d85accb22b4b453a

SHA-1:
2d26483ff1f88587a14432910af7d9c74cf4814a

SHA-256:
14759b75b728a486334a6668565075eb8656b5d468b71c2f6faf4e062922cde1

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:
1/21/2018 6:15:09 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

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

File size:
283.9 KB (290,696 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
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
4/2/2012 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
4/3/2013 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Roadpass Trading Ltd., O=Roadpass Trading Ltd., STREET=Grigori Afxentiou 8, STREET="EL.PA. Livadioti Building,", STREET="3rd floor, Office 306,", L=Larnaca, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=6023, C=CY

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

Serial number:
7CEA38597BE5145D4B71FF0ECD5A4F37

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:XO2/vPRfq8V2t5cDt6Zo1XRBmUHc6xB9ngOEDoJhmUqdu+:XOmPI8qCtH/NsMJgU+7

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:
7.9544

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 communications in live environments.

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to c1.stylezip.info  (54.186.255.26:80)

 
http://c1.stylezip.info/?step_id=1&installer_id=211885490&publisher_id=118&source_id=0&page_id=0&country_code=US&locale=US&browser_id=4&download_id=635656470&external_id=0&session_id=1271312940&hardware_id=1483198430&installer_file_name=codec-v

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