InstallUtil.exe

Microsoft .NET Framework

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. While the file properties state the file is developed by 'Microsoft Corporation', this is not the case and it is designed just to look like a legitimate Microsoft system file. The application InstallUtil.exe, “.NET Framework installation utility” by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat.
Publisher:
Microsoft Corporation  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Microsoft® .NET Framework

Description:
.NET Framework installation utility

Version:
2.0.50727.5483 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)

MD5:
13c13fb64a643cde40cde1338a4f5d51

SHA-1:
6518a7408a851714c1407907b87ecb3f4e649339

SHA-256:
d2a8436c09c428441e3a231b36ada4e9e8d84db6cd5234d0e227510583d4ea82

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
10/29/2020 8:48:57 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit.ClientConnect.Installer (M)
15.9.12.7

File size:
34.2 KB (35,040 bytes)

Product version:
2.0.50727.5483

Copyright:
© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Original file name:
InstallUtil.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\screenglaze\installutil.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
11/24/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
11/24/2016 1:59:59 AM

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

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
07A465C6BD7A554BCBAC4E39D5889DAF

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/27/2014 11:32:00 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
8.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
384:6NU4MotMJb5tbqMHLuFg6ihJSxUCR1rgCPKabK2t0X5P7DZ+LMJWEZWfnYPLJPeS:6NKotMJ2MHEFRJ+pKm

Entry address:
0x587E

Entry point:
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Entropy:
4.2958

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
16 KB (16,384 bytes)

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