mintcast_updater_service.exe

AutomaticUpdater

The application mintcast_updater_service.exe has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “mintcast_updater_service”. While running, it connects to the Internet address ns1.ibspark.com on port 443.
Product:
AutomaticUpdater

Version:
1.30.0.0

MD5:
2f80e76c3812f410ec1bd25776b24296

SHA-1:
f56c6b77adc18d17729b200a98be13ed53d12f11

SHA-256:
524848fb0d54dae88557e23d04bed48ab97b4def4280c696378e0e0728c41d58

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Analysis date:
10/24/2020 7:42:38 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.MintCast.Extension.Meta (M)
16.2.22.0

File size:
6 KB (6,144 bytes)

Product version:
1.30.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright © 2014

Original file name:
AutomaticUpdater.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win64 EXE)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Program Files\mintcast\mintcast_updater_service.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/10/2015 9:29:07 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win64

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
96:Dp7Ra72+HTEzNrFfqCbz309D8rlL+gVt+McEM4zNt:TaRTEtFfq2g9D8r9+gVkMcEMa

Entry point:
4D, 5A, 90, 00, 03, 00, 00, 00, 04, 00, 00, 00, FF, FF, 00, 00, B8, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 80, 00, 00, 00, 0E, 1F, BA, 0E, 00, B4, 09, CD, 21, B8, 01, 4C, CD, 21, 54, 68, 69, 73, 20, 70, 72, 6F, 67, 72, 61, 6D, 20, 63, 61, 6E, 6E, 6F, 74, 20, 62, 65, 20, 72, 75, 6E, 20, 69, 6E, 20, 44, 4F, 53, 20, 6D, 6F, 64, 65, 2E, 0D, 0D, 0A, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
4.8879

Code size:
4 KB (4,096 bytes)

Service
Display name:
mintcast_updater_service

Description:
This service will update mintcast

Type:
Win32OwnProcess


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

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ns1.ibspark.com  (54.72.130.67:443)

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