ge-force-codedownloader.exe

Ge-Force

Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited)

This adware is a web browser extension that will inject advertising in the browser in the form of unwanted banners and text-links which may link to malware sites and install unwanted software. The application ge-force-codedownloader.exe by Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited) has been detected as adware by 21 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. This file is typically installed with the program Ge-Force by Sailor Project which is a potentially unwanted software program. Built using the Crossrider web brower toolkit the CodeDownloader component will automatically connnect to the remote API server and download additional code/components for iWebar extension/toolbar. The component makes a number of requests to the host app-static.crossrider.com/plugins/.../monetization/monetizationLoader.js. It is part of the Brightcircle group of web-extensions that inject advertisements in the browser.
Publisher:
iWebar  (signed by Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited))

Product:
Ge-Force

Description:
Ge-Force exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
c59f64e77dde16de726c6e8746220296

SHA-1:
7cae22dc14745f8b96f9dea40ea25b8d9a5c7ff8

SHA-256:
99f432a5fd54682c2d6c071cef4905f620eba97b44eb0137aaa790f124f51f86

Scanner detections:
21 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software may change the browser's home page and search provider settings as well as display advertisements.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application. The owner/publisher of this file is Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited).

Analysis date:
10/17/2018 11:09:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kejU7rhO
800

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.CrossRider
2014.11.27

avast!
Win32:Crossrider-AH [PUP]
2014.9-141127

AVG
Generic
2015.0.3273

Baidu Antivirus
PUA.Win32.CrossRider
4.0.3.141127

Bitdefender
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kejU7rhO
1.0.20.1655

Dr.Web
Trojan.Crossrider.44715
9.0.1.0335

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kG8mVUmO
8.14.12.01.06

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.BM (variant)
8.10785

F-Secure
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kejU7rhO
11.2014-27-11_5

G Data
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kejU7rhO
14.11.24

IKARUS anti.virus
Trojan.GoogUpdate
t3scan.1.8.3.0

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.NSIS.Adwapper
14.0.0.2883

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.GeForce.A
v2014.11.27.10

McAfee
Artemis!D9558E5B9DA9
5600.6929

MicroWorld eScan
Gen:Application.Heur.dv1@kejU7rhO
15.0.0.993

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Genetic.gen
14.11.27.10

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Application.713
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Crossrider.Task.X
14.11.30.23

Sophos
Generic PUA BM
4.98

VIPRE Antivirus
Crossrider
35148

File size:
1.1 MB (1,113,048 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
Ge-Force.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\ge-force\ge-force-codedownloader.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
11/16/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/17/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited), O=Aussie Labs (BrightCircle Investments Limited), STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
685AE12077846353AA542302DA532ABD

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/26/2014 7:04:54 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:YxRK/ASx/8j5sCgku28eTJBH3rU/pSdJJJTc:Ed2UjqCgm8e7U/pSdJJJTc

Entry address:
0x9DEB2

Entry point:
E8, C7, 00, 01, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 0C, 57, 85, C9, 0F, 84, 92, 00, 00, 00, 56, 53, 8B, D9, 8B, 74, 24, 14, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 7C, 24, 10, 75, 0B, C1, E9, 02, 0F, 85, 85, 00, 00, 00, EB, 27, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 74, 2B, 84, C0, 74, 2F, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, E5, 8B, D9, C1, E9, 02, 75, 61, 83, E3, 03, 74, 13, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 84, C0, 74, 37, 83, EB, 01, 75, ED, 8B, 44, 24, 10, 5B, 5E, 5F, C3, F7, C7, 03, 00...
 
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Code size:
789 KB (807,936 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
f58df8b1-1a8a-4b96-8a09-1adae855cf4e-1

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)


The file ge-force-codedownloader.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Ge-Force  by Sailor Project
Ge-Force/iWebbar is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background.
crossrider.com/install/61911-ge-forces
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-50-63-202-40.ip.secureserver.net  (50.63.202.40:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com  (52.216.16.170:80)

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