sweetpdf_tsa3mernb.exe

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The application sweetpdf_tsa3mernb.exe by ClientConnect 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 Perion Download Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from 1d1eb7c2bcfe4220ac93a3b32c144129.download.dmccint.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.dmccint.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
ClientConnect LTD  (signed and verified)

MD5:
3e872340b40642ac3488e2541e958d49

SHA-1:
5dae9482454441584fe88b2f298b0edfc083faa2

SHA-256:
289aeb639309e455b72dd34fa5c1e98ea56da7e674f1c0536567aa76fcc4ec5c

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.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
8/20/2018 12:14:03 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Perion.Bundler (M)
16.7.24.2

File size:
623.6 KB (638,616 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Perion Download Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\sweetpdf_tsa3mernb.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
9/16/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/18/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=DM6, O=ClientConnect LTD, L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
12A6FD0B37B9C113F37D28954E635514

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2012 7:19:59 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:uELd9wbTbXObR/2/xXMGeIhwFJYd3BY8G4gQ8YMT4uwHzrJMxM80iVr4Oxpcq:uEd6LXOlgp1VhwFKHkQrL3zWi

Entry address:
0x39E3

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, D8, 91, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 14, FF, 15, 30, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B8, 80, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, C0, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 2E, 47, 00, E8, 37, 2A, 00, 00, 55, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, A3, D0, 2D, 47, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 55, 68, 1C, 93, 40, 00, FF, 15, 84, 81, 40, 00, 68, 04, 93, 40, 00, 68, C0, AD, 46, 00, E8, 19, 27, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 80, 40, 00, 50, BF, A0, 30, 4C, 00, 57, E8, 07, 27, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9522

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
28 KB (28,672 bytes)

The file sweetpdf_tsa3mernb.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.dmccint.com  (23.67.242.80:80)

 
http://cms.dmccint.com/DynamicOffer/276938417/276959540/?mainofferId=276934983&CurrentStep=2&TotalSteps=4&DownloadBrowser=IE&CType=-1&UserMode=-1&DMVersion=1.3.7.76.276958406.01&Language=US-EN

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