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:
f9fcd44460c1a2cd0fc82b3d7ca233ff

SHA-1:
716fa5fef4a21dcff03050b1b0f20c0418b7f847

SHA-256:
03fe9702b4ad3931d0198d06ebfbf2bf60f8e8ac48668b4c82f0dc7e138faf51

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:
4/16/2024 4:38:41 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Injekt (M)
16.12.24.8

File size:
3.6 MB (3,812,008 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
5/20/2013 12:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/21/2014 11:59:59 AM

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:
68F23F4D2767F6491DEA9186F2E5CB89

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/6/2009 9:41:59 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x30FA

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, 18, EC, 42, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 64, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 98, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 60, E3, 42, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 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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