Newtonsoft.Json.dll

Json.NET

Evangelion Group

This potentially unwanted Internet browser extension is built upon and distributed using the free Crossrider platform and will deliver advertisements to the web browser in various formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text and transitional ads. Newtonsoft.Json.dll is the assembly provides support for JSON parsing for .NET applications and is recompiled by Evangelion Group. The module Newtonsoft.Json.dll, “Json.NET .NET 2.0” by Evangelion Group 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 Evangelion Group)

Product:
Json.NET

Description:
Json.NET .NET 2.0

Version:
6.0.3.17227

MD5:
05f2ebc31a45b6c450469e5b2004c0b6

SHA-1:
272320e7cddfda156d6fe60223f2b032a86a176e

SHA-256:
cae47a819a0565a04751a1eb3eec2cec7994f72ddb68be8a1af00c4ef2b424e3

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:
5/29/2020 6:44:02 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Brightcircle (M)
17.3.15.23

File size:
483.9 KB (495,472 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\cinema-plus-1.2\newtonsoft.json.dll

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/27/2014 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/28/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Evangelion Group, O=Evangelion Group, 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:
0095E2A1168FF10F1D56CF5FFE4ABC7450

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