rlvknlg.exe

Relevant-Knowledge

TMRG Inc.

The component is part of the TMRG platform which will track various behaviors of web browsing habits including tracking sites and domains visited as well as ads clicked. The application rlvknlg.exe by TMRG has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This is the uninstaller utility registered in the Windows Control Panel for the program RelevantKnowledge by TMRG, Inc.. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address oss-ad-iad.securestudies.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
TMRG, Inc.  (signed by TMRG Inc.)

Product:
Relevant-Knowledge

Version:
1.3.337.388 (Build 337.388)

MD5:
3a27c56ac0e34648cf02721b04496329

SHA-1:
018668a901d959db60776d528c5b61458bde534c

SHA-256:
26020cdddd1f202b464d0030614f9fb89e73146d04e1fc936bca8b8d9344bd13

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:
10/14/2016 5:08:03 AM UTC  (eleven months)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.TMRG (M)
16.10.14.1

File size:
3.6 MB (3,723,168 bytes)

Product version:
1.3.337.388 (Build 337.388)

Copyright:
Copyright © 2001-2004

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\rlvknlg.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
1/18/2016 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/17/2018 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=TMRG Inc., O=TMRG Inc., L=Reston, S=Virginia, C=US

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
7E36C4BE2CEB69DF7BCEDB3B868E9EF9

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/23/2016 11:39:39 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:AarvKGynOw1+siefttL39thSacMqP51ZvgjcFeGnIOPo3Azbm2xp:Lw1+siefttL37PYeUjzSap

Entry address:
0x242A1B

Entry point:
E8, ED, 53, 01, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 51, 53, 8B, 45, 0C, 83, C0, 0C, 89, 45, FC, 64, 8B, 1D, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 03, 64, A3, 00, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 45, 08, 8B, 5D, 0C, 8B, 6D, FC, 8B, 63, FC, FF, E0, 5B, C9, C2, 08, 00, 58, 59, 87, 04, 24, FF, E0, 58, 59, 87, 04, 24, FF, E0, 58, 59, 87, 04, 24, FF, E0, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 51, 51, 53, 56, 57, 64, 8B, 35, 00, 00, 00, 00, 89, 75, FC, C7, 45, F8, 97, 2A, 64, 00, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, F8, FF, 75, 08, E8, AD, 0D, 04, 00, 8B, 45, 0C, 8B...
 
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Code size:
2.7 MB (2,805,760 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
RelevantKnowledge

Display publisher:
TMRG, Inc.

Display version:
1.3.337.388

Uninstall string:
C:\Program Files (x86)\RelevantKnowledge\rlvknlg.exe -bootremove -uninst:RelevantKnowledge


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to oss-ad-iad.securestudies.com  (165.193.78.187:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to coccoc.com  (123.30.175.11:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri9.securestudies.com  (4.16.75.72:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia2.securestudies.com  (66.119.34.42:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri2.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.104:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to post.securestudies.com  (165.193.78.234:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia3.securestudies.com  (66.119.33.138:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia7.securestudies.com  (205.217.176.8:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia5.securestudies.com  (165.193.93.104:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to a104-93-236-83.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.93.236.83:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to a104-93-234-29.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.93.234.29:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a104-93-233-192.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.93.233.192:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a-0001.a-msedge.net  (204.79.197.200:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to wwwc.ri5.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.200:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri3.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.136:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.iaa.securestudies.com  (205.217.169.104:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a104-120-173-121.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.120.173.121:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri7.securestudies.com  (4.16.75.8:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia6.securestudies.com  (205.217.167.8:80)

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