Newtonsoft.Json.dll

Json.NET

Pani Poni Network

This adware is a web browser extension that will inject advertising in the browser in the form of unwanted banners and text-links which may link to malware sites and install unwanted software. Newtonsoft.Json.dll is the assembly provides support for JSON parsing for .NET applications and is recompiled by Pani Poni Network. The module Newtonsoft.Json.dll, “Json.NET .NET 2.0” by Pani Poni Network has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. Note, this is a common distributed file and although it has been detected it might not be a threat is un-coupled from its distribution source. It is distributed as part of the Brightcircle group of browser-extensions.
Publisher:
Newtonsoft  (signed by Pani Poni Network)

Product:
Json.NET

Description:
Json.NET .NET 2.0

Version:
6.0.3.17227

MD5:
a64af30faddb12a99700738f560c046d

SHA-1:
128d321035449f566221c50a8ce6b9990daa4303

SHA-256:
2110ea2189cddb7cf96e979f57dfa3153041a07797852289824e3498a87eee0f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This is the assembly provides support for JSON parsing for .NET applications. While the file itself is not dangerous, it is part of a program that has been detected. Distributed through the Brightcircle investments brand.

Analysis date:
1/25/2020 11:05:37 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Brightcircle (M)
17.2.12.21

File size:
483.9 KB (495,520 bytes)

Product version:
6.0.3.17227

Copyright:
Copyright © James Newton-King 2008

Original file name:
Newtonsoft.Json.dll

File type:
Dynamic link library (Win32 DLL)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\Program Files\browsers+ apps\newtonsoft.json.dll

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
8/28/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/29/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Pani Poni Network, O=Pani Poni Network, STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00D7E501E7ADAA5764867C0B6158D78CDF

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/27/2014 5:12:58 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
11.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

Entry address:
0x7930E

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

Code size:
477 KB (488,448 bytes)

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