GUARDB~1.EXE

Guardbox

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 GUARDB~1.EXE, “Guardbox Security Application” by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘Guardbox’.
Publisher:
ClientConnect Ltd.  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Guardbox

Description:
Guardbox Security Application

Version:
1.1.1.14

MD5:
ecd0bbd5f89e7a591cc39cba7eaa5035

SHA-1:
25e6f5db7392011ee71379e7cced713ad9d87186

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Conduit/ClientConnect toolbar/extension distribution.

Analysis date:
8/12/2020 7:38:02 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.1.22.2

File size:
3.3 MB (3,423,184 bytes)

Product version:
1.1.1.14

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

Original file name:
Guardbox

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\windows\temp\3582-490\guardb~1.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
7/9/2014 3:00:00 AM

Valid to:
7/10/2016 2:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Guardbox, O=ClientConnect LTD, L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
3215FFC06E15A37E45F6521CECC8C3BD

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/12/2014 11:23:26 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x26F4A

Entry point:
E8, A2, 86, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, 68, DC, 45, 00, E8, E0, 75, 00, 00, E8, 99, 47, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, 35, 86, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, 97, 71, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
6.4699

Code size:
308.5 KB (315,904 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
Guardbox

Command:
"C:\windows\temp\3582-490\guardb~1.exe"


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