maxthon 3.exe

Maxthon 3

Apps Installer S.L.

This is the Solimba installer program that will bundle additional offers mostly including adware and various unwanted PC utilities. The application maxthon 3.exe, “Maxthon 3 AppInstaller” by Apps Installer S.L has been detected as adware 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 Solimba DownloadMR installer. The installer uses the Solimba download manager to push adware offers during the download and setup process. Bundled adware includes search and shopping web browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Apps Installer S.L.  (signed and verified)

Product:
Maxthon 3

Description:
Maxthon 3 AppInstaller

Version:
3.0.9.0

MD5:
d09fd45ed04b95a102c9e866cada320e

SHA-1:
0b54c0f3b9a3b6c8ccf6a8504cd4c1dc9bc3b8a3

SHA-256:
ca341710e849f144cf09182019aaca300ab128159f9681eb2b8ef02836d780d6

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This is a wrapped installation of legitimate software (without persmission of the developer) and bundles adware such as toolbars and extensions.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
8/7/2020 2:03:22 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Solimba (M)
17.3.15.21

File size:
185.6 KB (190,048 bytes)

Copyright:
AppInstaller 2013 (4f75e8eb-a354-4d3f-844a-77895bc06f2f)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Solimba DownloadMR

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\maxthon 3.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
2/19/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/20/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Apps Installer S.L., O=Apps Installer S.L., L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
323F44D66AEF890F43C32CFD743A4AD0

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/19/2012 5:01:49 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

Entry address:
0x4327

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, AC, 01, 00, 00, FF, 15, 74, 93, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 58, 94, 42, 00, 53, C7, 04, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, 15, 98, 94, 42, 00, 56, A3, 40, 7B, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8D, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 9C, 7B, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 84, FE, FF, FF, 57, C7, 44, 24, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 0C, 60, 01, 00, 00, 89, 44, 24, 08, C7, 44, 24, 04, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, B3, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, 94, 42, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, 02, B3, 40, 00, C7...
 
[+]

Code size:
34.5 KB (35,328 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cdn.solimba.com  (95.211.6.35:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to api.downloadmr.com  (95.211.39.161:80)

 
http://api.downloadmr.com/installer/1902260265/launch

Remove maxthon 3.exe - Powered by Reason Core Security