sweetpdf_tsv4anhef pdf converter.exe

Perion Network Ltd.

The application sweetpdf_tsv4anhef pdf converter.exe by Perion Network has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 11 anti-malware scanners. 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 and multiple other hosts. While running, it connects to the Internet address ude.databssint.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Perion Network Ltd.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
74f2213688db6dd2bb4d3af20bc732fb

SHA-1:
aa12afeca9254141d7b2e9b0f3fd3c4f5f42b1d0

SHA-256:
32a7858003756e3f753aa325d502dfd8b106214f21b9e97357108b5242a189b9

Scanner detections:
11 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
8/15/2018 7:15:28 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

avast!
Win32:Adware-BRM [PUP]
2014.9-140719

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.Conduit
4.0.3.14719

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1895
9.0.1.0200

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.AE
8.10094

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Toolbar_Conduit
7/19/2014

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Toolbar.Conduit
t3scan.1.6.1.0

McAfee
Artemis!74F2213688DB
5600.7065

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!PUP
7.7065

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Perion.a
14.7.19.11

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0606
7.2.200

VIPRE Antivirus
Conduit
31276

File size:
645.9 KB (661,448 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

Language:
Language Neutral

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
4/23/2012 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/23/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Perion Network Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Perion Network Ltd., L=Tel Aviv, S=Tel Aviv, C=IL

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:
45F87694FE8D1984719796AEC8031DF4

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/24/2012 11:19:59 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:rENdqGx7jRdpxjj+t2nDbDZeebCGioT4qRTTPfvpXGWPP/alC7:rydJjRdpxjytEZeI54M/PJWWP6lE

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:
7.9543

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
28 KB (28,672 bytes)

The file sweetpdf_tsv4anhef pdf converter.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 8 URLs.

http://1d1eb7c2bcfe4220ac93a3b32c144129.download.dmccint.com/Default.ashx?EnvironmentID=1&PUID=1523566105587220514&CID=10941&PPD=search,47628122070,convert word to pdf for free,e,,c,download,,,www.sweet-pdf.com&FID=CNCZruiNtL8CFabm7AodijsAoQ&InstallSessionID=152356610558722051421842144

http://1d1eb7c2bcfe4220ac93a3b32c144129.download.dmccint.com/Default.ashx?EnvironmentID=1&PUID=1523565935401366792&CID=10907&PPD=150,,9116-PCT211754028,,,,sweetpdf3,,,www.sweet-pdf.com&FID=1026581731d314fbaf8a2acc2a4f59&InstallSessionID=1523565935401366792194810612

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ude.databssint.com  (107.22.223.150:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to storage.stgbssint.com  (172.229.236.170:80)

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