convertpdfsnow.e7e14b26099f4c3aa57d8e3d6a2270e9.exe

ConvertPDFsNow

Mindspark Interactive Network

This is the installer stub for the Mindspark (Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc./Ask) browser toolbar which provides the offer to the end user to install the toolbar and set the browser's search, home page and new tab to an Ask.com search destination. The application convertpdfsnow.e7e14b26099f4c3aa57d8e3d6a2270e9.exe, “ConvertPDFsNow Setup” by Mindspark Interactive Network has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer.
Publisher:
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.  (signed by Mindspark Interactive Network)

Product:
ConvertPDFsNow

Description:
ConvertPDFsNow Setup

Version:
2.7.1.1000

MD5:
d4c3fcc6a6052d52fe2e46a260747283

SHA-1:
d49ef114b369268e70798e0f1b1388a084e3251a

SHA-256:
239390928259c857b718d32eb5fdf2199b3f99e8c124dcc10fdfa79c967416dc

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
11/17/2018 4:51:55 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Mindspark (M)
17.1.31.11

File size:
372.5 KB (381,456 bytes)

Product version:
2.7.1.1000

Copyright:
© 2015 Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. An IAC Company. All rights reserved.

Trademarks:
® & ™ Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. An IAC Company. All rights reserved.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\inetcache\ie\{random}\convertpdfsnow.e7e14b26099f4c3aa57d8e3d6a2270e9.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
4/20/2015 5:30:00 AM

Valid to:
6/19/2018 5:29:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Mindspark Interactive Network, O=Mindspark Interactive Network, L=Yonkers, S=New York, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
438D4291E43C2DFFEEAAAEE5B6C070B5

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/25/2013 10:31:44 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x3229

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 14, C7, 44, 24, 10, D8, A2, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 1C, FF, 15, 34, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 34, 81, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, AC, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, 4F, 43, 00, E8, 9F, 2E, 00, 00, A3, A4, 4E, 43, 00, 55, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, 50, 55, 68, B8, B1, 42, 00, FF, 15, 7C, 81, 40, 00, 68, C0, A2, 40, 00, 68, A0, 3E, 43, 00, E8, 0A, 2B, 00, 00, FF, 15, 38, 81, 40, 00, BB, 00, F0, 43, 00, 50, 53, E8, F8, 2A, 00, 00...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.9122

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
24.5 KB (25,088 bytes)

The file convertpdfsnow.e7e14b26099f4c3aa57d8e3d6a2270e9.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 43 URLs.

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

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to 74.113.237.180.lv.iaccap.com  (74.113.237.180:443)

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Connects to 74.113.233.180.df.iaccap.com  (74.113.233.180:443)

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Connects to 74.113.233.192.df.iaccap.com  (74.113.233.192:80)

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Connects to 74.113.235.138.dub.iaccap.com  (74.113.235.138:443)

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Connects to a23-220-124-187.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.220.124.187:443)

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Connects to a23-203-19-87.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.203.19.87:443)

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Connects to a184-24-118-39.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (184.24.118.39:443)

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Connects to a104-82-243-23.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.82.243.23:443)

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