pcreg.exe

Search Safer Inc.

The application pcreg.exe by Search Safer has been detected as adware by 4 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a windows Service named “pcregservice Service”.
Publisher:
Search Safer Inc.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
c4efd1d2df76303f9aa8556d9daafc8f

SHA-1:
cfb8c8a3b859ba554d55da49fcada32f83221842

SHA-256:
781fac970d7ec7d4f9b6f712c87f2770d03bcd34c406c3eb1bb07a2cebd49159

Scanner detections:
4 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
May bundle potentially unwanted software during setup with minimal user consent.

Analysis date:
8/8/2014 4:34:16 AM UTC  (one month ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AVG
MalSign.SeSafer
2015.0.3596

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1899
9.0.1.013

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Variant.Barys.21219
8.13.12.29.07

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Service.SearchSafer.F
14.8.8.0

File size:
33 KB (33,824 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\pcreg\pcreg.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
DigiCert Inc

Valid from:
12/3/2012 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/10/2016 4:00:00 AM

Subject:
CN=Search Safer Inc., O=Search Safer Inc., L=San Francisco, S=California, C=US, PostalCode=94107, STREET=665 3rd st, STREET=suite 150, OID.2.5.4.5=5189473, OID.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.60.2.1.2=Delaware, OID.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.60.2.1.3=US, OID.2.5.4.15=Private Organization

Issuer:
CN=DigiCert EV Code Signing CA, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US

Serial number:
0403B9226C3448CDB32080CC686AB22C

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/4/2013 4:53:41 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
768:kTdmhb8TVjuEvFnUw5Q8+2t0ALooooKQYQPbocyNGjLVk5uNEONuQdxKg1P:jha1DvFf5U5POxfr

Entry address:
0x3A10

Entry point:
E8, 44, 05, 00, 00, E9, B3, FD, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 28, 03, 00, 00, A3, B8, 81, 40, 00, 89, 0D, B4, 81, 40, 00, 89, 15, B0, 81, 40, 00, 89, 1D, AC, 81, 40, 00, 89, 35, A8, 81, 40, 00, 89, 3D, A4, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 15, D0, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 0D, C4, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 1D, A0, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 05, 9C, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 25, 98, 81, 40, 00, 66, 8C, 2D, 94, 81, 40, 00, 9C, 8F, 05, C8, 81, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 00, A3, BC, 81, 40, 00, 8B, 45, 04, A3, C0, 81, 40, 00, 8D, 45, 08, A3, CC, 81, 40...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.2907

Code size:
12.5 KB (12,800 bytes)

Service
Display name:
pcregservice Service

Service name:
pcregservice

Type:
Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess


The following container packages pcreg.exe in it.

45 / 68    (PUP)
file_to_run.exe  (bb27f02cb31d53beeb45504507c2a40c10ac1797)

There are 2 known code variantions that share the same compilation structure.

3 / 68      (Adware)
pcreg.exe  (e9c06b8421dd704152d8e2b22e096340818707aa)

4 / 68      (Adware)
pcreg.exe  (82e1ffb5a064fa35eefd1c0d6b30178b590e52d3)

6 / 68      (Adware)
chatzum_softonic_yahoo_62_v5.exe  (8cc6c527113b113178fff83aa63901d84f090d4a)

3 / 68      (Adware)
zako-exe-1217.exe  (815b2a9ebb11364fd422c45d7b37aefed4260ea8)

11 / 68    (Adware)
taskinst19.exe  (1dcb53fb9494ad4a8af22c0a60a735f9ce7bf834)

7 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run2.exe  (9cc870640e791b76945dfa84e724af4e8b06b1cb)

1 / 68      (Adware)
service.exe  (3db244c7f7e9472afdc0ca9a1e4dd0ece407f9be)

7 / 68      (Adware)
yuvideo_bl_standard_searchprotect.exe  (0f01fae7bb92e680c52922308fdd2fa9076ba059)

4 / 68      (Adware)
chatzum_softonic_yahoo_61.exe  (6f7d2900799ca36677e8d426d24177f53ca02e9e)

2 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run551616.exe  (1e4d4bb14076e8f3ae2fc7ab8457fee72fa40ca4)

2 / 68      (Adware)
updater.exe  (178efd157035bd934001feab4fbe43fed662fa59)

2 / 68      (Adware)
username.exe  (29430f1fd6b0b7aa346920a8a215cdd8f354d3ba)

3 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run55594.exe  (e9158c8634aeae529f9ad5e11fe2d73586fb56a0)

6 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run33902.exe  (f122158650374717b609e5415a88bce39df2ae03)

4 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run55197.exe  (71bb180ea4f74a519bce7a8dc171181ed1334296)

9 / 68      (Adware)
speedmax.exe  (5fdf800c2dbd13a79c325728fa55ff362a802cd1)

4 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run551673.exe  (2df945a7bc3cd3f41b4b104a6b0b08f81ac84c26)

9 / 68      (Adware)
file_to_run551779.exe  (69420d70624a7a2459451fb6f334a44f6f74c52b)

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