touch_the_bubbles_3.exe

Conduit Ltd.

The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application touch_the_bubbles_3.exe by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 7 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Conduit Setup Manager installer. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
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Publisher:
Conduit  (signed by Conduit Ltd.)

Description:
2.0.0.0

Version:
2.0.0.0

MD5:
a3f1377bd236546481128411d1ba4044

SHA-1:
8a0d451608fda00496fd8f2fdba583f7be6a72c3

SHA-256:
76ad5b9bd318273a807ed67eec76bbd059f39f344d4fc1998813ba6c2c287f9a

Scanner detections:
7 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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

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:
12/9/2016 8:44:21 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Conduit.33
9.0.1.0161

Panda Antivirus
PUP/Conduit.A
14.06.10.04

Reason Heuristics
PUP.2000.Conduit.T
14.8.7.22

VIPRE Antivirus
Conduit
28156

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File size:
195.4 KB (200,136 bytes)

Copyright:
Conduit Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Conduit Setup Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\touch_the_bubbles_3.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/16/2010 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/29/2013 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)09, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3736DA15AF647632CCE61CD41B6577DD

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 4:50:52 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:FgXdZt9P6D3XJCCXiOwWdv9SKIaWzsCi3ZhkP+YT6erSvy4rUhwRn1ZqZ11PM/P5:Fe34tyev9SKjWzA3MWYT+vy4h1ZFHl

Entry address:
0x30FA

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 60, 91, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 18, EC, 42, 00, E8, F1, 2B, 00, 00, A3, 64, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 34, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, 98, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, 54, 91, 40, 00, 68, 60, E3, 42, 00, E8, A4, 28, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, BF, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 57, E8, 92, 28, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.8829

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):

 
http://offering.service.distributionengine.conduit-services.com/DecisionEngine.ashx

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (54.243.251.51:80)

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