setup.exe

Creative Island Media, LLC

The software will display additional offers (such as adware) during installation including a browser toolbar/extension as well as advertising injection software (part of the Injekt brand). The application setup.exe by Creative Island Media has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from d.websteroidsapp.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address update.betterxperience.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Creative Island Media, LLC  (signed and verified)

MD5:
189e1f06d82c0348e21aff05c731066c

SHA-1:
01fef523e0b2a8316a4b876330e1ede693063377

SHA-256:
6130aed4cb948d5018adf7f38727fba15b5dd5e0db95d903101bd0aac53d1230

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Injects display ads (banner ads), in-text ads, interstitial ads, or other types of ads in the web browser as well as alters the browsers settings (home page, search, DNS, and security protocols).

Analysis date:
11/14/2018 4:06:45 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Avira AntiVirus
ADWARE/Adware.Gen
7.11.175.32

AVG
CreativeIsland
2015.0.3307

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate
4.0.3.141028

Comodo Security
ApplicUnwnt
19649

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.8565
9.0.1.0301

ESET NOD32
MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate
8.10479

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/PullUpdate
10/28/2014

K7 AntiVirus
Adware
13.183.13504

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A
v2014.10.28.04

McAfee
Artemis!189E1F06D82C
5600.6963

Qihoo 360 Security
HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.CreativeIslandMedia.F
14.10.28.16

Sophos
Search Donkey
4.98

Trend Micro House Call
Suspicious_GEN.F47V0910
7.2.301

VIPRE Antivirus
Injekt
33518

File size:
3.9 MB (4,140,024 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\Music\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/23/2014 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/23/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="Creative Island Media, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="Creative Island Media, LLC", L=San Diego, S=California, C=US

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:
0ED42A15C608C5CB28B1EF56CE392E5E

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/6/2009 2:41:48 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:WpMY8XARqAMJWNsegpFgVMUs+AghYcWvNuVn5epnnJ21yY+aY8XAh:WpP8XARqnQzYFOMP+QcWvNu1stnSyY+L

Entry address:
0x30CB

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 60, 91, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 38, 3F, 42, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 84, 3E, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 30, F4, 41, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 80, 36, 42, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 90, 42, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9727

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
22.5 KB (23,040 bytes)

The file setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to update.betterxperience.com  (54.218.62.24:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to d.pullupdate.com  (54.230.15.37:80)

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