flashplayersetup__3873_i299989236_il22.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 flashplayersetup__3873_i299989236_il22.exe by Amonetize ltd has been detected as adware by 12 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. With this installer, users are expecting to download the free Adobe Flash Player but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Amônétízé Ltd  (signed by Amonetize ltd.)

Product:
Installer

Version:
1.1.5.55

MD5:
5344c8000a2f1fd4b8cd4b94bbb84f46

SHA-1:
3a071d13924cdc076c2dd04a40c5535fb655601a

SHA-256:
1bce269c312650056a06a8457e3e0e63533e5fb88d790152bf3528f2773af45d

Scanner detections:
12 / 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 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.

Analysis date:
11/20/2018 5:06:11 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Amonetiz
2014.01.30

avast!
Win32:Amonetize-E [PUP]
2014.9-140425

Comodo Security
ApplicUnwnt
17693

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1655
9.0.1.0115

ESET NOD32
Win32/Amonetize.AD (variant)
8.9352

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Amonetize
4/25/2014

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallMonetizer
v2014.04.25.12

McAfee
Adware-Amonetize!5344C8000A2F
5600.7149

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.Amonetizeltd.g
14.8.7.20

Sophos
Amonetize
4.97

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0127
7.2.115

VIPRE Antivirus
Amonetize
25928

File size:
332 KB (340,008 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\flashplayersetup__3873_i299989236_il22.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/19/2015 12:59:59 AM

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:
1/27/2014 4:48:21 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:zIOx4hIOSEaw5yfhu0TmB/ubBve5Fmy6Eb0SrgEGKiY90/pkDya:zIC4hIO9aw54hu0Tm/u97y6ZS8hKwpkB

Entry address:
0x27624

Entry point:
E8, 9A, 95, 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...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.4597

Code size:
231.5 KB (237,056 bytes)

The file flashplayersetup__3873_i299989236_il22.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 8 URLs.

http://www.conductdownload.com/download.php?version=1.1.5.55&prefix=FlashPlayerSetup&campid=4369&instid[appname]=FlashPlayer&instid[appsetupurl]=https://launchpad.net/lightspark/trunk/lightspark-0.5.3/ download/Lightspark-0.5.3-win32.exe&instid[appimageurl]=http://www.tsxnrey.com/i/White Smoke Inc/.../150x150_v1Logo.jpg&prefix=FlashPlayer&ti1=MTg3fDk4MnxJTHwzfDF8fA|c4020c18ac49f2e4c71e8ec2b43ff076|8b14d0c0-4e0f-11e3-adf5-0025b320a860&capp=FlashPlayer

http://cldlr.com/?a=13516&c=56474&s1=

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=B24560375&Sysid1=B24560375&X64=N&admin=Y&browser=IEXPLORE.EXE&chver=&exe=ikjut__4344264&offver=&lang_DfltUser=04

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