The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application fileconverter_1_3.exe by Conduit 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 Conduit Setup Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from chromewebtb.conduit-download.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Conduit (signed by Conduit Ltd.)
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Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.
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.
2/24/2017 2:48:21 AM UTC (today)
3.3 MB (3,422,480 bytes)
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
Conduit Setup Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)
2/17/2010 1:00:00 AM
3/30/2013 12:59:59 AM
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., S=Israel, C=IL
12/5/2009 11:50:52 PM
Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)
The file fileconverter_1_3.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.
The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.