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 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. 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:
fbeb50f59993afd89e5a5dea90ea715b

SHA-1:
03e202802f9b4b6f4096906daa2603963887ad4d

SHA-256:
b76a708d1154efa12f1dbe5c8811c05601a1aa4367062dbec0f842e4f78c6abb

Scanner detections:
1 / 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:
9/26/2018 8:13:43 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Injekt (M)
17.2.12.15

File size:
3.9 MB (4,068,848 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\software\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/23/2014 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/23/2015 8:59:59 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 6:41:48 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

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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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
22.5 KB (23,040 bytes)

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)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to d.betterxperience.com  (54.230.13.123:80)

 
http://d.betterxperience.com/updater/dedu.txt

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