firefox_tsa37g9h6.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 firefox_tsa37g9h6.exe by ClientConnect has been detected as adware 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 Perion Download Manager installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Mozilla Firefox web browser but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
ClientConnect LTD  (signed and verified)

MD5:
cce061bb4908ffabcd9aa314af0a2867

SHA-1:
37cf1b3f910229ad3b407fe40324d55a27cad698

SHA-256:
9d031d73e459cdb66a88d27d03b03b6f69784609c79982e07f1fbfcde93ad057

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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.

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
12/6/2019 7:20:35 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Perion.Bundler (M)
17.3.16.2

File size:
714.6 KB (731,760 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Perion Download Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\firefox_tsa37g9h6.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/5/2016 11:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=WL, 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:
5A60D12BC8FFD4AFAE161FA04715CBC4

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2012 7:19:59 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x39E3

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, D8, 91, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 14, FF, 15, 30, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B8, 80, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, C0, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 2E, 47, 00, E8, 37, 2A, 00, 00, 55, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, A3, D0, 2D, 47, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 55, 68, 1C, 93, 40, 00, FF, 15, 84, 81, 40, 00, 68, 04, 93, 40, 00, 68, C0, AD, 46, 00, E8, 19, 27, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 80, 40, 00, 50, BF, A0, 30, 4C, 00, 57, E8, 07, 27, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9666

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
28 KB (28,672 bytes)

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/634319647/634340770/?mainofferId=634316213&CurrentStep=2&TotalSteps=4&DownloadBrowser=IE&CType=-1&UserMode=-1&DMVersion=1.3.3.34.634339636.01&Language=US-EN

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