mapsgalaxy.e598735f6aaf44f587dc9d0371b09c02.exe

MapsGalaxy

Mindspark Interactive Network

This is the installer stub for the Mindspark (Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc./Ask) browser toolbar which provides the offer to the end user to install the toolbar and set the browser's search, home page and new tab to an Ask.com search destination. The application mapsgalaxy.e598735f6aaf44f587dc9d0371b09c02.exe by Mindspark Interactive Network 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 NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer.
Publisher:
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.  (signed by Mindspark Interactive Network)

Product:
MapsGalaxy

Description:
MapsGalaxy Setup

Version:
2.7.1.1000

MD5:
58a3cc36f8f069280810ca588f8d87cd

SHA-1:
7a31a2b4460041ffe8f605d4e8c805af9226e9f7

SHA-256:
6742098c68b558b898b5cac53a1ef3fb17870249c0d7b86812dc85a8d5735d5f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
5/23/2018 6:10:14 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Mindspark (M)
16.10.25.5

File size:
369.3 KB (378,120 bytes)

Product version:
2.7.1.1000

Copyright:
© 2015 Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. An IAC Company. All rights reserved.

Trademarks:
® & ™ Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. An IAC Company. All rights reserved.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\mapsgalaxy.e598735f6aaf44f587dc9d0371b09c02.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
4/19/2015 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/18/2018 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Mindspark Interactive Network, O=Mindspark Interactive Network, L=Yonkers, S=New York, C=US

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:
438D4291E43C2DFFEEAAAEE5B6C070B5

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/25/2013 3:01:44 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:HbUTp1BLhQ5IfUHYBM+/87wBeat1RAAx94DqoJ4VXPRSDJikrHLAPS7EQRMuOBfj:HIRNm4t87wBe2Rf4DqoAPRSDskrHMBQo

Entry address:
0x3229

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 14, C7, 44, 24, 10, D8, A2, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 1C, FF, 15, 34, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 34, 81, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, AC, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, 4F, 43, 00, E8, 9F, 2E, 00, 00, A3, A4, 4E, 43, 00, 55, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, 50, 55, 68, B8, B1, 42, 00, FF, 15, 7C, 81, 40, 00, 68, C0, A2, 40, 00, 68, A0, 3E, 43, 00, E8, 0A, 2B, 00, 00, FF, 15, 38, 81, 40, 00, BB, 00, F0, 43, 00, 50, 53, E8, F8, 2A, 00, 00...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
24.5 KB (25,088 bytes)

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Latest 30 of 620 download URLs

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

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to 74.113.235.138.dub.iaccap.com  (74.113.235.138:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to 74.113.233.180.df.iaccap.com  (74.113.233.180:443)