plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe

Plus-HD-9.3

Plus HD

The application plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe has been detected as adware by 23 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. By utilizing the Crossrider browser extension platform, the Enabler module is designed to manage the integration with the user's web browser and install/manage the plugin for Chrome, IE and Firefox. While running, it connects to the Internet address stats.srvstatsdata.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Plus HD

Product:
Plus-HD-9.3

Description:
Plus-HD-9.3 exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
7652e423836287f6d268a8e7d95d0cd6

SHA-1:
25a6dee7d8a208d06f5b54cc414e59cf4d06bfe4

SHA-256:
aaa476841c0caad5e56fb4700c4c12801ad4b35eeb7ccbc30443832c81324a47

Scanner detections:
23 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software may change the browser's home page and search provider settings as well as display advertisements.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application.

What does it do?
  • Interacts with Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox
  • Overrides Internet Explorer's protected mode feature
  • Connects to the Internet in order to request data and download files
  • Installs a Crossrider extension in the default web browser and injects advertisements

Analysis date:
9/28/2014 5:25:47 PM UTC  (25 days ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Gen:Adware.Plush.1
859

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
7.11.164.42

avast!
Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
140908-2

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.CrossRider
4.0.3.1452

Bitdefender
Gen:Adware.Plush.1
1.0.20.1355

Dr.Web
Trojan.Crossrider.7519
9.0.1.05190

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Adware.Plush
14.09.28

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AJ potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
9/28/2014

F-Prot
W32/A-eb9ef301
v6.4.7.1.166

F-Secure
Gen:Adware.Plush.1
11.2014-28-09_1

G Data
Gen:Adware.Plush
14.9.24

herdProtect (fuzzy)
2014.5.2.2

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.181.12846

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Trojan
13.181.12846

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
v2014.09.28.01

MicroWorld eScan
Gen:Adware.Plush.1
15.0.0.813

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Crossrider.PlusHD.S
14.3.16.17

Rising Antivirus
PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.169710AE!378998958
23.00.65.14926

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGH14
7.2.271

Trend Micro
TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGH14
10.465.28

VIPRE Antivirus
Crossrider
27252

File size:
402.5 KB (412,160 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
Plus-HD-9.3.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\plus-hd-9.3\plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/5/2014 2:06:58 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:W0JDC7SXRCv1lOaGuG0WxzLFFsuZWHAt/qckDBh8NOJ+QK3pTBPXReYa9V:pVC7SXoNUumxzRGusg6BiNOJwpTFXRu

Entry address:
0x372A8

Entry point:
E8, 94, 99, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, D8, 13, 46, 00, E8, 52, 25, 00, 00, E8, D2, 16, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, 27, 99, 00, 00, 59, B8, 4D, 5A, 00, 00, 66, 39, 05, 00, 00, 40, 00, 74, 04, 33, DB, EB, 33, A1, 3C, 00, 40, 00, 81, B8, 00, 00, 40, 00, 50, 45, 00, 00, 75, EB, B9, 0B, 01, 00, 00, 66, 39, 88, 18, 00, 40, 00, 75, DD, 33, DB, 83, B8, 74, 00, 40, 00, 0E, 76, 09, 39, 98, E8, 00, 40, 00, 0F, 95, C3, 89, 5D, E4, E8, E4, 55, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.4415

Code size:
306 KB (313,344 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
Plus-HD-9.3-enabler

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)

Action:
plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe \enablebho \agentregpath='plus-hd-9.3' \appid=5309


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to update.srvstatsdata.com  (69.16.175.42:80)

 
http://update.srvstatsdata.com/installer_updates/000621/update.json

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to stats.srvstatsdata.com  (176.32.99.41:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to app-static.crossrider.com  (69.16.175.10:80)

The following strings where extracted from plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe and are interesting.

/monetizationdomain=
&installtime=
&chromever=
&campaign=
&chprofiles=
&ffprofiles=
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_HttpRequest_
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_strJson_empty
CheckAutoUpd@teUr1
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_parse_error
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_update_from_version_not_valid
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_update_from_version_empty
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_url_not_valid
CheckAutoUpdateUrl
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_url_empty
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_url_na_for_update
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_GetTempPath_
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_HttpToBinaryFileRequest
CheckAutoUpdateUrl_excption
ReplaceTheAgent
ReplaceTheAgent_GetModuleFileName_
ReplaceTheAgent__wfopen_s_
ReplaceTheAgent_RunExe_
IE\ProfilesApproveInfo
IE\Profiles
Chrome-Profiles
Firefox\Profiles
Downloader
CrossriderApp0053098
CrossriderApp
Software\BrowserExten
InternetConnect f@iled
InternetConnect Failed
HttpOpenRequest Failed
HttpSendRequest Failed with: 
InternetReadFile Failed
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\PROTECTEDMODESECURITY
iexplore.exe
osoft\Internet Explorer
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chrome.exe
Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome
Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome
Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\firefox.exe
Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
IEExtensionUtils(
En@b1eExtension
IeEnabler.exe
En@6leExtension
Enab1eExtension
Ena6leExtension
1t seems th@t the extension i$ alre@dy approved
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions
Ena61eExtension
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\
-codedownloader.exe
-helper.exe
-buttonutil.exe
-buttonutil64.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\PROTECTEDMODESECURITY
F@i1ed to cre@te Approved Extension$ reg key.
Cre@teExtensionApproveH@$h
CreateExtensionApproveHash
CreateExtensionApproveHa$h
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ApprovedExtensionsMigration
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{
Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ApprovedExtensions
AddExtensionsToLi$t
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
 inflate 1.2.7 Copyright 1995-2012 Mark Adler 
URLDownloadToCacheFileA
InternetConnectA
InternetReadFile
HttpOpenRequestA
HttpSendRequestA
There are 2 known versions of plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe by Plus HD.

8 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe  1000.1000.1000.1000  (ac1ea51c43e5220f9ceb72b0eeeaa7d916b96544)

9 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe  1000.1000.1000.1000  (c2a1fb4e378ca40fca759c0d1092dda0e3efbdf9)

The following file closely match plus-hd-9.3-enabler.exe based on a fuzzy CTPH.

4 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.1-enabler.exe (Plus-HD-9.1 by Plus HD)  [99% match]  (2529a145d2c293dcd03c0e05de00599bd074e20b)

12 / 68    (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-bho.dll  (902b13aceaf787d9f7fb5d8b28266419b50748b6)

15 / 68    (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-bg.exe  (f6b7592d91c3ab1ee86fac8f361f9b263ebdde71)

5 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-chromeinstaller.exe  (f1a02963fccf46817228244c5e54fbec995143ef)

5 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-codedownloader.exe  (7a0823d1c20f7677195dbf662026734fbc522805)

5 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-firefoxinstaller.exe  (1ed0f3047f5d3bc7a567c0c08eb3402b8c73cbba)

13 / 68    (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-updater.exe  (a0e38e9b8450599f993783a1ea503cf670a04fd0)

2 / 68      (Adware)
plus-hd-9.3-bho64.dll  (dfc2afb50b14bc8ea266cd3e8a63df478ad80f40)

10 / 68    (Adware)
ae1c3042-3388-45b9-b3c5-7de311620ae3-3.exe  (5cdf945777ef0cd6e6b566dacd2709fdcf64299b)

10 / 68    (Adware)
ae1c3042-3388-45b9-b3c5-7de311620ae3-4.exe  (9dd5f081d77bc424c50b346c27a84f3b1eff9e59)

9 / 68      (Adware)
ae1c3042-3388-45b9-b3c5-7de311620ae3-5.exe  (1d560cb36775e0743382b33220c74426a935de69)

8 / 68      (Adware)
ef994b1f-9c4c-4aed-be86-188dbaff8008-2.exe  (fd8449d7468c92ebb70b9db57178b0b817eb374f)

8 / 68      (Adware)
ef994b1f-9c4c-4aed-be86-188dbaff8008-3.exe  (dc40478dfd8e76b555bce1c0d72fb94bca8389d0)

9 / 68      (Adware)
ef994b1f-9c4c-4aed-be86-188dbaff8008-4.exe  (286524797b7d4f271081525b59c95fe00a3b04ea)

8 / 68      (Adware)
ef994b1f-9c4c-4aed-be86-188dbaff8008-5.exe  (099c88d4f0940cf0ff92cd3d07ff9a825f79ceb0)

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