stormwatchbrowser.exe

Weather Warnings LLC

Part of an adware web browser extension that delivers advertisements such as coupons, price-comparisons, display media, affiliate links, banners, popups/popunders and other links. The application stormwatchbrowser.exe by Weather Warnings has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This file is typically installed with the program StormWatch by Local Weather LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program. While running, it connects to the Internet address server-52-85-113-158.ind6.r.cloudfront.net on port 443.
Publisher:
Weather Warnings LLC  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.2.2

MD5:
2cdf05ffa8e4ca4fcb227363223db64f

SHA-1:
ad19c5ee47c55f841404494b973a42b76fdd5508

SHA-256:
afbaf8aa80be7001adaaee5214a2033a131b799b6a6b52f8ea036900c9e64beb

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
10/17/2018 7:54:41 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Weather.WeatherW (M)
16.3.10.3

File size:
549.7 KB (562,872 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.2.2

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\stormwatch\stormwatchbrowser.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
5/24/2015 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/24/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Weather Warnings LLC, O=Weather Warnings LLC, L=Austin, S=Texas, C=US

Issuer:
CN=thawte SHA256 Code Signing CA, O="thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
079CB9C1FFEB0CA9C428CBBE65D2EEE9

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/8/2016 11:50:11 AM

OS version:
6.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
14.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:/D4bYp1NrJHISvK/Drak/iHKnV+K+PmUthNs:E61NFHkrak/CSV+HP7hNs

Entry address:
0x2CDA1

Entry point:
E8, AE, 06, 00, 00, E9, 80, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 6A, 00, FF, 15, CC, C0, 45, 00, FF, 75, 08, FF, 15, D0, C0, 45, 00, 68, 09, 04, 00, C0, FF, 15, 64, C1, 45, 00, 50, FF, 15, C8, C0, 45, 00, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 24, 03, 00, 00, 6A, 17, E8, 0B, D9, 01, 00, 85, C0, 74, 05, 6A, 02, 59, CD, 29, A3, C0, D7, 47, 00, 89, 0D, BC, D7, 47, 00, 89, 15, B8, D7, 47, 00, 89, 1D, B4, D7, 47, 00, 89, 35, B0, D7, 47, 00, 89, 3D, AC, D7, 47, 00, 66, 8C, 15, D8, D7, 47, 00, 66, 8C, 0D, CC, D7, 47, 00, 66, 8C, 1D, A8...
 
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Entropy:
6.3651

Code size:
362 KB (370,688 bytes)

The file stormwatchbrowser.exe has been discovered within the following programs.

StormWatch  by Local Weather LLC
StormWatch is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to va.v.liveperson.net  (208.89.12.87:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to t-ams5.mplxtms.com  (63.215.202.72:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to host-62-24-252-8.as13285.net  (62.24.252.8:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-52-215-51-19.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com  (52.215.51.19:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a104-82-233-113.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (104.82.233.113:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-210-36-181.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.210.36.181:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-230-197-47.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.197.47:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-230-87-250.lax3.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.87.250:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-219-158-178.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com  (54.219.158.178:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-52-9-114-220.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com  (52.9.114.220:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-34-199-132-228.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (34.199.132.228:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 94.31.29.55.IPYX-077437-ZYO.above.net  (94.31.29.55:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-230-78-49.cdg50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.78.49:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-52-85-113-158.ind6.r.cloudfront.net  (52.85.113.158:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to www.my.mail.ru  (94.100.180.39:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to w01.ttms.eu  (46.105.156.71:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to server-54-230-15-68.ams1.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.15.68:443)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to mystatic8.i.mail.ru  (185.5.137.208:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 57.9d.a86c.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com  (108.168.157.87:80)

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