se.exe

AVSoftware EOOD

The software installer uses the StartInstall.com download manager which bundles additional adware offers (toolbars and utilities such as the SafeSearch toolbar) during setup. The application se.exe by AVSoftware EOOD 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 named SafeSearchUpdate triggered daily at a specified time. While running, it connects to the Internet address server-54-230-197-9.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
AVSoftware EOOD  (signed and verified)

MD5:
3eb2a4f29019312f329d96c270492fee

SHA-1:
bdd6141fe6fda882f235a8a34f221e8710bf8e60

SHA-256:
dede5bbd20a9134f552f4f93e017c009a67cd792f84e69a26484bdc307289c7a

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 12:51:37 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.SafeSearch.AVSoftware EOOD (M)
16.1.1.10

File size:
325.9 KB (333,672 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\safesearch\1_12\se.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/4/2013 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/3/2016 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=AVSoftware EOOD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=AVSoftware EOOD, L=Sofia, S=Sofia, C=BG

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
0EB840FECC84AE6DCA7A92109E2314ED

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/30/2015 6:46:47 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:ZgyDD5RewIY8+MoaqEsbPlIu2vbyschj/Y888888888888W88888888888d0:Cw5RewJ7avCVwysCj/Y888888888888Y

Entry address:
0x3D794

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, E4, 53, 56, 57, 33, C0, 89, 45, E4, 89, 45, E8, 89, 45, EC, B8, 64, AA, 43, 00, E8, F6, C3, FC, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, 62, D9, 43, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, B2, 01, A1, F4, 3B, 42, 00, E8, 18, 04, FF, FF, 8B, D8, 66, BA, 3D, 00, 8B, C3, E8, 43, FC, FE, FF, B2, 01, 8B, C3, E8, A6, FC, FE, FF, BA, BC, 4F, 44, 00, 33, C0, E8, 46, 6D, FC, FF, E8, E1, 6C, FC, FF, 8B, F0, 85, F6, 0F, 8E, 4A, 01, 00, 00, C7, 05, B0, 4F, 44, 00, 01, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 55, EC, A1, B0, 4F, 44, 00, E8, 20, 6D, FC, FF...
 
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Entropy:
6.4676

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
242.5 KB (248,320 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
SafeSearchUpdate

Trigger:
Daily (Runs daily at 7:31 PM)


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-192-90.iad53.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.192.90:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-94.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.94:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-217.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.217:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-156.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.156:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-115.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.115:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-103.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.103:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-79.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.79:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-23.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.23:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-226.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.226:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-186.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.186:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-126.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.126:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-125.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.125:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to qu-in-f113.1e100.net  (209.85.201.113:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-192-162.iad53.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.192.162:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-142-116.iad12.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.142.116:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-150.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.150:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-197-9.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.197.9:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-125-206.iad16.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.125.206:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-9-194.lhr3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.9.194:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-9-197.lhr3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.9.197:80)

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