embededstub_new.exe

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The application embededstub_new.exe by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. The file has been seen being downloaded from global-shared-files-l3.softonic.com and multiple other hosts. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.dmccint.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
ClientConnect LTD  (signed and verified)

Description:
custominstaller

Version:
1.13.1.1

MD5:
6f863592b75d156a15fc05070a6668eb

SHA-1:
50fb6bb89cd7675dd1220222e9a83802878ec2e4

SHA-256:
081c6ce134787c6f76627a18303055f92558c5533394cffcba50afe3c17c9500

Scanner detections:
3 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.

Analysis date:
2/23/2020 12:36:00 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Conduit.45
9.0.1.068

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Conduit
v2014.03.09.07

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.ClientConnect.P
14.3.16.13

File size:
645.9 KB (661,416 bytes)

Copyright:
ClientConnect Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\embededstub_new.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/4/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/6/2016 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=Stub, O=ClientConnect LTD, L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

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:
454C936FBC51DA40868FE2AB4727B946

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2012 8:20:04 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:V0gzAuPHDufi7ZdavO0zSNVfs/yiET4sWPNGYc7Oxa7aV/ZHlyIJSruFMglpuqY:y+AuPH6i7ZgWISNVfs/yia4DgpOAChHU

Entry address:
0x38AF

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 68, A2, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 14, FF, 15, 30, 90, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 90, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, C0, 92, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, EB, 47, 00, E8, 36, 2A, 00, 00, 55, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, A3, B0, EA, 47, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 55, 68, 64, A2, 40, 00, FF, 15, 84, 91, 40, 00, 68, 4C, A2, 40, 00, 68, A0, 6A, 47, 00, E8, 18, 27, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 90, 40, 00, 50, BF, A0, F0, 4C, 00, 57, E8, 06, 27, 00, 00...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
29 KB (29,696 bytes)

The file embededstub_new.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 9 URLs.

http://global-shared-files-l3.softonic.com/50f/b6b/.../file?nvb=20140324160015&nva=20140325040115&token=06179e6ba96a760007c72&id_file=69678346&channel=WEB_SD&instance=softonic_en&type=RECOFFER&fdh=no&SD_used=1&filename=embededstub.exe

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.dmccint.com  (23.67.242.80:80)

 
http://cms.dmccint.com/DynamicOffer/2888161/2909284/?mainofferId=2884727&CurrentStep=2&TotalSteps=4&DownloadBrowser=IE&CType=-1&UserMode=-1&DMVersion=1.3.9.90.2908150.01&Language=US-EN

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