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:
2.0.5540.35231

MD5:
d512c161da143874029324c2898524b8

SHA-1:
d6cc457a0ee48159b8d4acb01c33cc6e00bd0daa

SHA-256:
27cf3a672dbde6a6dcf175cd2d5027914c80a3d42ff52f0481ef778a613e46d0

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 10:08:24 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.3.16.7

File size:
615.5 KB (630,304 bytes)

Product version:
2015.03.03

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:
12/12/2014 7:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/13/2015 6:59:59 AM

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:
6/5/2014 6:58:31 AM

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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