smu.exe

W

Search Module Ltd.

The application smu.exe, “Search Module Update Service” has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Search Module Update”. While running, it connects to the Internet address server-52-85-221-121.cdg50.r.cloudfront.net on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Search Module Ltd.

Product:
W

Description:
Search Module Update Service

Version:
2, 6, 8, 5721

MD5:
5b5c48a0f3fc2dbff751ca5a440f8356

SHA-1:
792f4285ac79fde9ef76443a4427b76c6e233338

SHA-256:
f65fd870f70e7e7993469db8f7ae11cf2c120a17193def8accf9bce5d8c955cf

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Analysis date:
11/14/2018 6:41:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Search.Toolbar (M)
17.2.10.0

File size:
1.9 MB (2,043,904 bytes)

Product version:
2, 6, 8, 5721

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
smu.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\common files\noobzo\gnupdate\smu.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/10/2017 12:47:21 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
14.0

Entry address:
0xD2D70

Entry point:
E8, E8, 0D, 00, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 10, 68, 40, 6D, 5D, 00, E8, 1A, 08, 00, 00, 33, DB, 89, 5D, E0, 88, 5D, E7, 89, 5D, FC, 3B, 5D, 10, 74, 1A, 8B, 4D, 14, E8, 6C, 09, 00, 00, 8B, 4D, 08, FF, 55, 14, 8B, 45, 0C, 01, 45, 08, 43, 89, 5D, E0, EB, E1, B0, 01, 88, 45, E7, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0E, 00, 00, 00, E8, 20, 08, 00, 00, C2, 14, 00, 8B, 5D, E0, 8A, 45, E7, 84, C0, 75, 0F, FF, 75, 18, 53, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 7B, 00, 00, 00, C3, 6A, 0C, 68, 60, 6D, 5D, 00, E8, B1, 07, 00, 00, C6...
 
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Entropy:
6.5306

Code size:
1.4 MB (1,479,680 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Search Module Update

Service name:
SMUpd

Type:
Win32OwnProcess


The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-248.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.248:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-132.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.132:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-55.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.55:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-25.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.25:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-28.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.28:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-61.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.61:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-39.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.39:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-33.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.33:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-220.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.220:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-153.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.153:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-36.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.36:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-186.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.186:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-222.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.222:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-102-25.del51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.102.25:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-27.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.27:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-151-159.hkg51.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.151.159:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-149-199.sin2.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.149.199:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-204.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.204:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-192-159-138.sin3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.192.159.138:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-85-33-128.mnl50.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.33.128:80)

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