Newtonsoft.Json.dll

Json.NET

Laroste Apps

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 Laroste Apps. The module Newtonsoft.Json.dll, “Json.NET .NET 2.0” by Laroste Apps 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 Laroste Apps)

Product:
Json.NET

Description:
Json.NET .NET 2.0

Version:
6.0.3.17227

MD5:
ab5e53a13e931ded02e15a79de073003

SHA-1:
354b3b6cb51f32219f77c59df1541c6fa33ae602

SHA-256:
a13e3d13ce604eb13f7a21ee05573964056bf6572e720105d49e171056c527b4

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:
8/5/2020 7:27:32 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Brightcircle (M)
17.3.12.7

File size:
483.9 KB (495,512 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\v-9.1hdv29.09\newtonsoft.json.dll

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
8/27/2014 9:30:00 PM

Valid to:
8/28/2015 9:29:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Laroste Apps, O=Laroste Apps, 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:
009EFC01D81F792E8B74E2AA245D97A66B

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/27/2014 12:42:58 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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