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 file is typically installed with the program RelevantKnowledge by TMRG, Inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address r-67-44-234-77.ff.avast.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
TMRG, Inc.  (signed by TMRG Inc.)

Product:
Relevant-Knowledge

Version:
1.3.337.392 (Build 337.392)

MD5:
7e576a73aa84c146e29b257ffbf01e4c

SHA-1:
55df106c1eb70f52ae16c695528da4cda52aaee3

SHA-256:
038c54859a3737edcf073ca73393fb3cd5b381c1b748370af834d3b9daf153de

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:
10/16/2018 11:35:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.TMRG (M)
17.1.20.0

File size:
3.6 MB (3,740,576 bytes)

Product version:
1.3.337.392 (Build 337.392)

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:
1/17/2016 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/16/2018 6:59:59 PM

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:
12/28/2016 3:24:02 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x245F0C

Entry point:
E8, DC, 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, 88, 5F, 64, 00, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, F8, FF, 75, 08, E8, 9C, 0D, 04, 00, 8B, 45, 0C, 8B...
 
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Entropy:
6.6127

Code size:
2.7 MB (2,820,096 bytes)

The file rlvknlg.exe has been discovered within the following program.

RelevantKnowledge  by TMRG, Inc.
Relevant-Knowledge maintains a group of users who have monitoring software (with brands including PermissionResearch, OpinionSquare and VoiceFive Networks) installed on their PCs in exchange for joining the Relevant-Knowledge research panels, users are presented with various benefits, including computer security software, Internet data storage, virus scanning and chances to win cash or prizes.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a23-196-245-89.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.196.245.89:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to a104-86-253-221.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.86.253.221:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to a104-86-247-185.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.86.247.185:443)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ia801201.us.archive.org  (207.241.228.21:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri8.securestudies.com  (4.16.75.40:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 125.234.51.41.hcm.viettel.vn  (125.234.51.41:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to wwwc.ri4.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.168:443)

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

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 97.47.37a9.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com  (169.55.71.151:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri5.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.200:80)

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

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

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to wwwc.ia4.securestudies.com  (66.119.33.170:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-26-194.ewr50.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.26.194:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to r-67-44-234-77.ff.avast.com  (77.234.44.67:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to hawk-iad.securestudies.com  (165.193.78.186:8080)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ria.securestudies.com  (184.80.40.40:80)

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