smrts.exe

The application smrts.exe has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Nullsoft Install System installer, however the file is not signed with an authenticode signature from a trusted source. It is also typically executed from an Internet Explorer cache folder. The file has been seen being downloaded from dl.datagenserv.com.
Description:
Hvkmy

Version:
9.19.19.4

MD5:
48cab9f96e66cecd5c6aaca9fe4b6ced

SHA-1:
a2ebf85184297c33d3a1e947568a902b5d50b7b0

SHA-256:
56c65062e626de2cdbaa60919d10c92f2ceafe67deb991ba07c1f0c8d447d1ff

Scanner detections:
3 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This is part of the Crossrider Internet browser extension framework which may modify the user's web browser settings including changing the home and search pages.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application.

Analysis date:
10/30/2020 1:11:47 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Clam AntiVirus
Win.Adware.Agent-6597
0.98/21411

Malwarebytes
v2014.07.06.05

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.F
14.7.6.16

File size:
7.7 MB (8,061,047 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}\smrts.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/4/2012 1:55:02 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

CTPH (ssdeep):
196608:sqcKWNW+DRjU0Yycm56mE7pw/04fqy8mZNgZH7P3xoR4W+:zJwW+hU0Lcm56mEFwXfGpzu+V

Entry address:
0x4323

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, 40, 3B, 44, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8D, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 9C, 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, 01, B3, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, C4, 44, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, 02, B3, 40, 00, C7...
 
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Entropy:
7.9985  (probably packed)

Code size:
34.5 KB (35,328 bytes)

The file smrts.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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