plusstotal-9.4-codedownloader.exe

PlusSTotal-9.4

Robokid Technologies

By using the Crossrider framework, this web extension is loaded in the web browser and displays advertisments on web pages not affiliated by the extension or company. These unwanted advertisements are injected by the extension in the browser in the form of common ad types such as banners and text-links. The application plusstotal-9.4-codedownloader.exe, “PlusSTotal-9.4 exe” by Robokid Technologies has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. This file is typically installed with the program PlusSTotal-9.4 by Kimahri Software inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. Built using the Crossrider web brower toolkit the CodeDownloader component will automatically connnect to the remote API server and download additional code/components for PlusSHD extension/toolbar. The component makes a number of requests to the host app-static.crossrider.com/plugins/.../monetization/monetizationLoader.js. It is distributed as part of the Brightcircle group of browser-extensions.
Publisher:
PlusSHD  (signed by Robokid Technologies)

Product:
PlusSTotal-9.4

Description:
PlusSTotal-9.4 exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
16b53f45dd380e8150a192c9a2beec82

SHA-1:
3ec5e0d0ac39bc5a971b1a1b4201d3c8064cec64

SHA-256:
ba9fb4c9e51bee031f254bbfcea579347775d4e1dbbcb1b51597b81bb218e03e

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

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. The owner/publisher of this file is Robokid Technologies.

Analysis date:
5/29/2020 7:02:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
Adware.Crossrider (M)
17.3.16.9

File size:
498.5 KB (510,488 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
PlusSTotal-9.4.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\plusstotal-9.4\plusstotal-9.4-codedownloader.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
6/22/2014 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/23/2015 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Robokid Technologies, O=Robokid Technologies, STREET=Athinodorou 3 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:
00ECF35E880AD0F3BC6F82DFB1F2E84CC0

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/6/2014 6:04:10 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x42CD8

Entry point:
E8, 3A, CB, 00, 00, E9, 00, 00, 00, 00, 6A, 14, 68, B0, 80, 47, 00, E8, 02, 4A, 00, 00, E8, 76, 1D, 00, 00, 0F, B7, F0, 6A, 02, E8, CD, CA, 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, 63, 85, 00, 00, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 1C, E8, DC, 00, 00, 00, 59, E8...
 
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Entropy:
6.4479

Code size:
391.5 KB (400,896 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
b342a136-79a2-4557-80a7-fa298ffd14d7-1

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)


The file plusstotal-9.4-codedownloader.exe has been discovered within the following program.

PlusSTotal-9.4  by Kimahri Software inc.
This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads.
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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/003479/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)

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