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.. 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:
e268fa41723a0b87081ceea24eed7829

SHA-1:
7408a5adf7ce096bd84b4950af487e128ebee650

SHA-256:
09d980ebce616e1ce5a08de8c07c4fd5b0998eaeba1052786560f7cc6240a3ed

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:
12/13/2017 7:02:51 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.TMRG (M)
16.10.13.20

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:\Program Files\relevantknowledge\rlvknlg.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
1/18/2016 7:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/17/2018 6:59:59 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:
9/24/2016 3:39:39 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:uarvPUyn2w1+siefttL3Ft3salKa1oUZvHjwFfG+IOPo3Azbm2x/:Iw1+siefttL3zXcfbjzSa/

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...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.6122

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 wwwc.ria.securestudies.com  (184.80.40.40:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri1.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.72:80)

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

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

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

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

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri4.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.168:80)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to relevantknowledge.com  (165.193.78.245:80)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 125.235.36.152.adsl.viettel.vn  (125.235.36.152:80)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ri6.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.232:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia9.securestudies.com  (205.218.48.200:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia4.securestudies.com  (66.119.33.170:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a23-219-134-82.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.219.134.82:80)

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

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

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