setup.exe

Strong Signal

This is the installer and setup program from the Strong Signal branded Yontoo adware web browser extension. This adware injects various forms of advertisements in the user's web browser based on the HTML content and URLs viewed. Ad include banners, in-line context text links, coupons, and search. The program will install an auto-updating background service that will update the software with additional features. The application setup.exe by Strong Signal 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.
Publisher:
Strong Signal  (signed and verified)

Version:
2.0.5558.10075

MD5:
e990de349aa3e2f41526ed28d3a558a8

SHA-1:
1964b07b2b43540edf31d5cb47f247e7fe79cc58

SHA-256:
982342d9d15d6efeb5c955ab1d23a1e4feccbe05a467cbb9b4dd43031dd99235

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Belongs to the Sambreel/Yontoo progam that inserts various forms of advertising in the user's web browser, installed with minimal or no user consent.

Analysis date:
7/6/2020 12:06:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.3.16.6

File size:
608.3 KB (622,872 bytes)

Product version:
2015.03.21

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
English (United States)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
12/11/2014 10:00:00 PM

Valid to:
12/12/2015 9:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Strong Signal, O=Strong Signal, 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:
5047EE0477D4F273DFC93DB8A749B9E0

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/4/2014 8:58:31 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x31E4

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, E0, 73, 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, B8, 6C, 44, 00, E8, 1B, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, C0, 6B, 44, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, DB, 73, 40, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, D0, 73, 40, 00, 68, C0, 2B, 44, 00, E8, 0D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, F0, 46, 00, 57, E8, FB, 23, 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 wac.edgecastcdn.net  (72.21.81.13:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to service.yontoo.com  (8.25.35.148:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to api.yontoo.com  (8.25.35.15:80)

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