flashplayersetup__4651_i353540674_il16.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__4651_i353540674_il16.exe by Amonetize ltd has been detected as adware by 11 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Amonetize Downloader installer. The setup program bundles adware offers using the Amonetize, a Pay-Per-Install (PPI) monetization and distribution download manager. The software offerings provided are based on the PC's geo-location at the time of install. 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:
Amonetize ltd.  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
1.1.5.89

MD5:
3965ffa90c314681b439799f9269f21b

SHA-1:
3e1ae9e8cd0e169e8299b9297b041aff7d0bb388

SHA-256:
f667beb1b9a3c8de439038ace410133a44b333b70b1d3b61e12a4d60772d5722

Scanner detections:
11 / 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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
6/18/2018 5:05:15 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Amonetiz
2014.02.14

Avira AntiVirus
ADWARE/Adware.Gen2
7.11.131.98

AVG
MalSign.Generic
2015.0.3556

ESET NOD32
Win32/Amonetize.AD (variant)
8.9419

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Amonetize
2/21/2014

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Amonetize
v2014.02.21.12

McAfee
Adware-Amonetize!3965FFA90C31
5600.7212

McAfee Web Gateway
Adware-Amonetize!3965FFA90C31
7.7212

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.Amonetizeltd.g
14.8.7.20

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
7.2.52

VIPRE Antivirus
Amonetize
26430

File size:
328.5 KB (336,424 bytes)

Product version:
2.1.12

Copyright:
Copyright(c), 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__4651_i353540674_il16.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
3/19/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/19/2015 1:59:59 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:
2/12/2014 11:06:30 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:WkdgdVttgwxRVYasQBOEBIUJWW2keE8hOko7aUZa53TkKY8EuwQagZw+XnGpPdz:WkdgdVPgwxLYasQBOcIUnB7FaZTkKvwn

Entry address:
0x27034

Entry point:
E8, BE, 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...
 
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Entropy:
6.4523

Code size:
229 KB (234,496 bytes)

The file flashplayersetup__4651_i353540674_il16.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 4 URLs.

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=B22778394&Sysid1=B22778394&X64=N&admin=Y&browser=IEXPLORE.EXE&chver=&exe=ikjut__2562283&offver=&lang_DfltUser=04

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