livetvbar.exe

Conduit Ltd.

The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application livetvbar.exe, “livetvbar Toolbar” by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Wise Installer installer. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Conduit Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
livetvbar Toolbar

Version:
4.5.187.2

MD5:
3be644e22423f914af2a1201dc9aacc9

SHA-1:
0c5d455a6d3435990c57d94e994d83a76edb661a

SHA-256:
1a23052348160ab82ed6bb8a58ac42f6f2dbb21461d7cc91bb5ecc1f8074bf16

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
This component is distributed and installed with the Conduit Toolbar platform.

Analysis date:
1/26/2021 1:48:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.15.19

File size:
1.1 MB (1,158,928 bytes)

Copyright:
Conduit Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Wise Installer

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\livetvbar.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/17/2007 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/24/2010 7:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
59AB9B2EE67914B7DF4C479540DEC561

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/9/1999 4:24:47 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x1000

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 78, 05, 00, 00, 53, 56, BE, 04, 01, 00, 00, 57, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 33, DB, 50, 53, FF, 15, 34, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 50, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 50, FF, 15, 30, 20, 40, 00, 8B, 3D, 2C, 20, 40, 00, 53, 53, 6A, 03, 53, 6A, 01, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 68, 00, 00, 00, 80, 50, FF, D7, 83, F8, FF, 89, 45, FC, 0F, 84, 7B, 01, 00, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 50, 56, FF, 15, 28, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 98, FE, FF, FF, 50, 53, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 68, 10, 30, 40, 00, 50...
 
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Entropy:
7.9934

Packer / compiler:
Wise Installer Stub

Code size:
512 Bytes (512 bytes)

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ude.conduit-data.com  (195.78.120.173:80)

TCP (HTTP):

 
http://offering.service.distributionengine.conduit-services.com/DecisionEngine.ashx

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (54.243.251.51:80)

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