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 post.securestudies.com on port 443.
Publisher:
TMRG, Inc.  (signed by TMRG Inc.)

Product:
Relevant-Knowledge

Version:
1.3.337.388 (Build 337.388)

MD5:
818d2d5e3358f7284228da531f091804

SHA-1:
9de16c9bc8a5b649413d360562d5d40eac0befdd

SHA-256:
9c115ecff80065d52ea0d17ccc403dee108b6e24860ed180186c4a43ca71c524

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:
9/20/2018 8:25:41 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.TMRG (M)
16.10.20.18

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 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/17/2018 12:59:59 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 10:39:39 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:OarvYyyn+w1+siefttL3VtxmaSMCDTvZvKjMFYGRIOPo3Azbm2xt:Hw1+siefttL3DXIYGjzSat

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:
1.3.337.376

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 wwwc.ri5.securestudies.com  (4.16.74.200:80)

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

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

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

TCP:
Connects to ip-172-31-4-164.ec2.internal  (172.31.4.164:30080)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wwwc.ia1.securestudies.com  (165.193.73.40:80)

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

TCP (HTTP):

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-107-21-209-133.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (107.21.209.133:80)

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

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

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

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

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

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-179-37.gru50.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.179.37:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to https-68-142-103-94.mia.llnw.net  (68.142.103.94:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-23-21-43-186.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (23.21.43.186:80)

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

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