setup.exe

monetomi

This is the installer and setup program from the monetomi 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 monetomi 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:
monetomi  (signed and verified)

MD5:
ca2880fbe59f5c1165c266fedc4fc7dc

SHA-1:
505c122e784a03193efa76f5292f744e4e14ece9

SHA-256:
b4399fe6061842a894961d229c8849c05c1d6db46192e154f33360816ade497b

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:
9/24/2018 9:09:17 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.1.26.19

File size:
819.3 KB (838,968 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
8/21/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/21/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=monetomi, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=monetomi, 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:
7B85B21935E66C13ED590CCA42A5E4E3

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 10:52:01 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, 6F, 44, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 84, 6E, 44, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 30, 9C, 42, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 80, 2E, 44, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, F0, 46, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9870

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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