ContentExplorer.exe

Lake Ventures LLC

This adware bundler is distributed through Adknowledge's advertising supported software managers. The application ContentExplorer.exe by Lake Ventures has been detected as adware by 2 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Adknowledge Fusion installer. This executable runs as a local area network (LAN) Internet proxy server listening on port 55577 and has the ability to intercept and modify all inbound and outbound Internet traffic on the local host. This file is typically installed with the program ContentExplorer by Lake Ventures LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program.
Publisher:
ContentExplorer  (signed by Lake Ventures LLC)

Product:
ContentExplorer

Version:
0.0.0.0

MD5:
12115a84cf2fa7d40517f06967f8a8dd

SHA-1:
1689ac7061658e270ad35153606d334d4c3f737f

SHA-256:
12c75e73294e2eb861e1837330c7a3de42942afcb99f06488bb952718cc0ec00

Scanner detections:
2 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This installer bundles various adware prorgams that may include toolbars and web browser advertising injectors/extensions.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
10/23/2017 7:48:15 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
TR/Dropper.MSIL.Gen
7.11.141.68

Reason Heuristics
PUP.LakeVentures.P
14.4.15.13

File size:
1 MB (1,049,360 bytes)

Product version:
0.0.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright © ContentExplorer 2014

Original file name:
ContentExplorer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Adknowledge Fusion

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\contentexplorer\contentexplorer.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
12/17/2013 5:22:44 PM

Valid to:
12/17/2014 5:22:44 PM

Subject:
CN=Lake Ventures LLC, O=Lake Ventures LLC, L=Aliso Viejo, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
2B14BBCA37F140

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/12/2014 9:25:24 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
8.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:VK1ZTcoA8bO9raq+b1U8K6Cw3bz4OZCQu:Mc0O9h+h73oeo

Entry address:
0xFF13E

Entry point:
FF, 25, 00, 20, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.2941

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
1012.5 KB (1,036,800 bytes)

Local Proxy Server
Proxy for:
Internet Settings

Local host address:
http://127.0.0.1:55577/

Local host port:
55577

Default credentials:
No


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

ContentExplorer  by Lake Ventures LLC
From the Terms and Conditions: "Content Explorer is ad-supported. During general internet usage on sites where Content Explorer operates, users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text link advertisements.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-208-30-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.208.30.101:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-209-232-92.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.209.232.92:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-204-246-169-15.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (204.246.169.15:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-39-167.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.39.167:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-23-117.ewr2.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.23.117:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-22-150.ewr2.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.22.150:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-216-137-41-20.ewr2.r.cloudfront.net  (216.137.41.20:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-204-246-169-180.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (204.246.169.180:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to qh-in-f95.1e100.net  (74.125.22.95:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to p3nw8sh282.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net  (184.168.192.114:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ord08s13-in-f23.1e100.net  (173.194.46.119:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ord08s13-in-f16.1e100.net  (173.194.46.112:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to lga15s45-in-f27.1e100.net  (74.125.226.187:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to h-207-228-83-24.gen.cadvision.com  (207.228.83.24:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to float.1388.bm-impbus.prod.nym2.adnexus.net  (68.67.152.84:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to float.1353.bm-impbus.prod.nym2.adnexus.net  (68.67.152.49:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to float.1160.bm-impbus.prod.nym2.adnexus.net  (68.67.152.132:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to float.1155.bm-impbus.prod.nym2.adnexus.net  (68.67.152.124:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to float.1133.bm-impbus.prod.nym2.adnexus.net  (68.67.152.173:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to errserv-21.btrll.com  (162.208.21.166:80)

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