flashplayer__1003_i192803381_il18.exe

Installer

Amonetize ltd.

This is the Amonetize download manager which bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed with minimal consent. The application flashplayer__1003_i192803381_il18.exe by Amonetize ltd has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Amonetize Downloader installer. The installer uses the InstallMonetizer platform which will donwload and install adware toolbars and other potentially unwanted software offers during setup. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Adobe Flash Player but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Amônétízé Ltd  (signed by Amonetize ltd.)

Product:
Installer

Version:
1.1.5.86

MD5:
cbe24e694b09986e5452ae1b74354834

SHA-1:
34dcba16874ec2345539090675d1ae1ed7d0802c

SHA-256:
df0a7c027fe0a34c6410952d3cda96ef518a048407d63bdedeb5b7db8d7b4f11

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This setup file is a re-distribution of the original program that bundles various adware offers during installation including toolbars and browser search extensions.

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:
6/21/2018 4:01:58 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

avast!
Win32:Malware-gen
2014.9-140321

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1655
9.0.1.080

ESET NOD32
Win32/Amonetize.AA (variant)
8.9190

IKARUS anti.virus
Win32.Malware
t3scan.2.2.29

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10656

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10661

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.4137

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallMonetizer
v2014.03.21.02

McAfee
Artemis!CBE24E694B09
5600.7184

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!CBE24E694B09
7.7184

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.Amonetizeltd.b
14.8.7.20

Sophos
Amonetize
4.96

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1214
7.2.80

VIPRE Antivirus
Amonetize
24896

XVirus List
Win32.Detected
2.8.7

File size:
393 KB (402,472 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.12

Copyright:
(c) Amônétízé Ltd, 2012,2013. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
Installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Amonetize Downloader

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\flashplayer__1003_i192803381_il18.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/18/2013 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/18/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Amonetize ltd., O=Amonetize ltd., L=Raanana, S=Alberta, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
235E7B2F1D4E0152189F6381E2BA8C97

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/12/2013 10:42:36 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:4iPC92Lp2cT4htupsHD1UBPLhCGihGmJ0ftRrpZI:f2RHDllwmJ0vrpZI

Entry address:
0x26A23

Entry point:
E8, 77, 96, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 57, 8B, C6, 83, E0, 0F, 85, C0, 0F, 85, C1, 00, 00, 00, 8B, D1, 83, E1, 7F, C1, EA, 07, 74, 65, EB, 06, 8D, 9B, 00, 00, 00, 00, 66, 0F, 6F, 06, 66, 0F, 6F, 4E, 10, 66, 0F, 6F, 56, 20, 66, 0F, 6F, 5E, 30, 66, 0F, 7F, 07, 66, 0F, 7F, 4F, 10, 66, 0F, 7F, 57, 20, 66, 0F, 7F, 5F, 30, 66, 0F, 6F, 66, 40, 66, 0F, 6F, 6E, 50, 66, 0F, 6F, 76, 60, 66, 0F, 6F, 7E, 70, 66, 0F, 7F, 67, 40, 66, 0F, 7F, 6F, 50, 66, 0F, 7F, 77, 60, 66, 0F, 7F, 7F, 70, 8D, B6, 80, 00, 00, 00, 8D, BF...
 
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Code size:
228.5 KB (233,984 bytes)

The file flashplayer__1003_i192803381_il18.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 7 URLs.

http://nym1.ib.adnxs.com/click?l3mrrkM10z_gIDGsqOLPPxKDwMqhRe4_4CAxrKjizz-WeauuQzXTP70vVM7RQXZv0WsD0MPEkjaC9axSAAAAAHtGHwA_AQAAdgIAAAIAAABKgpYABfkEAAAAAQBVU0QAVVNEANgCWgAZsQAA5LEAAQUCAQIAAIoA2SnAmwAAAAA./cnd=!LAZJOgi615MBEMqE2gQYhfITIAA./referrer=http://www.galleryhost.com/1017218/1/orientalorgy/custom/997ph_kaymepurpletoy_9408286/fs/01.jpg/clickenc=http://.../direct-download.html?version=1.1.5.86&iaff1=9886&ci=3720&&capp=FlashPlayer&ti1=nym1CNHXjYC9mLHJNhACGL3f0PKcupC7byINMjQuNDQuMTkxLjEwNigB&til2=2049659&til3=${APN}

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.soledownload.com  (54.225.181.84:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.activemonetizer.com  (23.23.96.46:80)

 
http://www.activemonetizer.com/index.php?Net2=v2.0.50727&Net4=&OSversion=NT5.1SP3&Slv=&Sysid=B23425772&Sysid1=B23425772&X64=N&admin=Y&browser=IEXPLORE.EXE&chver=&exe=ikjut__3209661&offver=&lang_DfltUser=04

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