Adknowledge  (via a Proxy Registrant)

Domain Information

This is a distribution host for a number of Adknowledge installers including (Fusion Installer, Wrap Installer, Premium Instal, Optimum Installer and many others). The installers are bundled download managers that include adware/ad-supported offers. The domain is registered by proxy through TUCOWS DOMAINS INC. and was originally registered in May of 2013. This domain has been known to host and distribute potentially unwanted software. The hosted servers are located in Ashburn, Virginia within the United States which resides on the Amazon Technologies Inc. network. The domain uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform. The domain is associated with the publisher Adknowledge.

Server location:
Virginia, United States (US)

Create date:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Expires date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Updated date:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AS14618 AMAZON-AES -, Inc.,US

Root domain:

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.PremiumI.Bundler (M), PUP.Adknowledge.INSTALLD.Installer (M), PUP.Adknowledge.TINYINST.Bundler (M), PUP.Adknowledge (M), PUP.Air Software (M), PUP.Outbrowse (M), PUP.Adknowledge.WARPINST.Bundler (M)

The domain has been seen to resolve to the following 8 IP addresses.
October 19, 2014
October 19, 2014
September 27, 2014
September 27, 2014
February 8, 2014
February 8, 2014

January 19, 2014

January 19, 2014

File downloads found at URLs served by

1 / 68      (Adware)  (e3ef6628018b866fd317fdfdc79c34d2)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (fa6ba724f1eb4fbf5b870c26d53feeb5)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (23c06ada4a4619aba2f5934200ece95c)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (81b84aad023add7a222e5c9605dd523c)

1 / 68      (Adware)  (7c5ad1d00b50ada63ad763eda8d7653e)

The following 6 files have been seen to comunicate with in live environments.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), running an EC2 instance

Web server:

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