setup.exe

Motoko Group

This adware utilizes the Crossrider extension platform and will inject advertisiments in the Internet browser and may modify core browser settings. Ads will be delivered as banners and contextual text-links and may promote other potentially unwanted software. The application setup.exe by Motoko Group 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 Nullsoft Install System installer. It is also typically executed from an Internet Explorer cache folder. It is distributed as part of the Brightcircle group of browser-extensions.
Publisher:
Motoko Group  (signed and verified)

Description:
Ehtusk

Version:
18.8.24.20

MD5:
feedfdae2796bd2efe3ddd0756d19e99

SHA-1:
24a77a505f594fdbf557a654f45ef049d146397a

SHA-256:
2ce9df7545ccceeec2809ffbfbfbbda1253fff67dfe5f26f26baaab5e31b9f1f

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:
5/25/2020 7:48:41 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Brightcircle (M)
17.2.25.3

File size:
8.3 MB (8,670,536 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Nullsoft Install System

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/18/2014 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
7/19/2015 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Motoko Group, O=Motoko Group, STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00AAFC4F8011F7FD7C00748C990950D28A

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/4/2012 2:54:55 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

Entry address:
0x4105

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, AC, 01, 00, 00, FF, 15, 74, C3, 44, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 58, C4, 44, 00, 53, C7, 04, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, 15, 98, C4, 44, 00, 56, A3, 30, 3B, 44, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8B, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 8C, 3B, 44, 00, 8D, 85, 84, FE, FF, FF, 57, C7, 44, 24, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 0C, 60, 01, 00, 00, 89, 44, 24, 08, C7, 44, 24, 04, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 04, 24, A9, B2, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, C4, 44, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, AA, B2, 40, 00, C7...
 
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Code size:
34 KB (34,816 bytes)

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