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:
2012.6.3.1914

MD5:
12475eaaf608139c44b9c08f9c26363c

SHA-1:
4a87402f868a4b477fccc246d08923ed501fcb6b

SHA-256:
01b4b4ae25103a877bc15b12e5fba9b2a7977df8c4ec15731527924b7ef64a97

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:
1/20/2018 10:26:18 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.WebPick.ArtuaVla.Installer (M)
16.5.14.9

File size:
269.8 KB (276,264 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:
2/21/2012 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/21/2013 6:59:59 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:
5/31/2012 5:22:02 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:hBdq2ppX2eV8UsM3y+l4slHrzj7Tv14Jxb8gF9JvhRj5:hBY2PX2UL4slH/jnvmJxbDVhRl

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:
7.9564

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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