pixelmon-download.exe

DownloadShield

The application pixelmon-download.exe by DownloadShield has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.freegamer.info and multiple other hosts. While running, it connects to the Internet address ps533545.dreamhost.com on port 443.
Publisher:
DownloadShield  (signed and verified)

MD5:
7d83cb13ab3106eef5280234fe0dd5e1

SHA-1:
0e174852d2dae3ecab06bbb91c75b64d185f92cd

SHA-256:
bdee6de60790365eaa742e4d686f3b14a8a4135c0fc95bf3914acc830b94fe01

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
1/18/2019 2:59:41 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP (M)
17.1.30.1

File size:
274.2 KB (280,760 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
12/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/21/2019 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=DownloadShield, O=DownloadShield, L=San Jose, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
78070F8D972292519C0C15749BCB3808

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/3/2015 9:43:59 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x3365

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 33, DB, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, 89, 5C, 24, 1C, C7, 44, 24, 14, 98, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 18, 20, FF, 15, B8, 70, 40, 00, FF, 15, B4, 70, 40, 00, 66, 83, F8, 06, 74, 11, 53, E8, F3, 26, 00, 00, 3B, C3, 74, 07, 68, 00, 0C, 00, 00, FF, D0, 68, 48, 74, 40, 00, E8, 74, 26, 00, 00, 68, 40, 74, 40, 00, E8, 6A, 26, 00, 00, 68, 34, 74, 40, 00, E8, 60, 26, 00, 00, 6A, 0D, E8, C3, 26, 00, 00, 6A, 0B, E8, BC, 26, 00, 00, A3, 00, 3C, 42, 00, FF, 15, 34, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF...
 
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Entropy:
7.8082

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

The file pixelmon-download.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 2 URLs.

http://www.freegamer.info/.../Pixelmon-Download.exe

http://www.freegamer.info/.../download

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

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to ps533545.dreamhost.com  (64.111.117.81:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 107.154.157.90.ip.incapdns.net  (107.154.157.90:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to p3nlhg686c1686.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net  (50.62.103.1:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-83-53.lax1.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.83.53:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-192-19-35.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.19.35:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-19-220.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.19.220:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-19-205.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.19.205:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-133-61.iad53.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.133.61:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-133-246.iad53.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.133.246:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-133-137.iad53.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.133.137:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a184-86-240-144.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (184.86.240.144:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to static.rcn.com  (207.172.193.34:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-51-140.jfk5.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.51.140:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-36-114.jfk1.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.36.114:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-141-215.yto50.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.141.215:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-126-94.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.126.94:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a184-24-98-170.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (184.24.98.170:80)

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