updater.exe

Creative Island Media, LLC

Part of the branded Injekt adware package, the updater mechanism is an auto-starting program that is desigend to update the web browser extensions and protect the executables ChromeHelper, FirefoxHelper and IeHelper so that these programs can inject advertisments and generate popups in the user's web browser. The application updater.exe by Creative Island Media has been detected as adware by 22 anti-malware scanners. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘Updater’. This file is typically installed with the program Updater by Creative Island Media, LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program.
Publisher:
Updater  (signed by Creative Island Media, LLC)

Product:
Updater

Description:
Updater service

Version:
1, 0, 0, 1

MD5:
511f289c156ac20a618ddf25231f9e34

SHA-1:
30339279b5721434880c031e10343b18c7009d22

SHA-256:
ff024db5e9c527215af8c5bf4b4ac9d24eab93b9976b6d4791f19f668bad21d8

Scanner detections:
22 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Injects display ads (banner ads), in-text ads, interstitial ads, or other types of ads in the web browser as well as alters the browsers settings (home page, search, DNS, and security protocols).

Analysis date:
6/16/2024 4:55:02 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Adware.Agent.NVF
1097

Avira AntiVirus
TR/Trash.Gen
7.11.30.172

avast!
Win32:TubeDim-A [PUP]
2014.9-140202

Bitdefender
Adware.Agent.NVF
1.0.20.165

Bkav FE
W32.Clod4a8.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

Boost by Reason
Optional.Startup.CreativeIslandMedia.H
188838

Dr.Web
Adware.Plugin.130
9.0.1.033

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Adware.Agent.NVF
8.14.02.02.12

F-Secure
Adware.Agent.NUE
11.2014-02-02_1

G Data
Adware.Agent.NVF
14.2.22

IKARUS anti.virus
AdWare.Agent
t3scan.2.2.29

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer
v2014.02.02.12

McAfee
Artemis!A5F634DAE5C0
5600.7194

MicroWorld eScan
Adware.Agent.NVF
15.0.0.99

Norman
Malware
11.20140807

nProtect
Adware.Agent.NVF
14.01.10.01

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Startup.CreativeIslandMedia.H
14.8.7.20

Sophos
Search Donkey
4.97

SUPERAntiSpyware
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
10435

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1106
7.2.33

Vba32 AntiVirus
suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
SearchDonkey
25364

File size:
470.4 KB (481,656 bytes)

Product version:
1, 0, 0, 1

Original file name:
updater.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\updater\updater.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
5/20/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/21/2014 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN="Creative Island Media, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="Creative Island Media, LLC", L=San Diego, S=California, C=US

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:
68F23F4D2767F6491DEA9186F2E5CB89

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/20/2013 7:06:56 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:Z0+pGqG5VNMCPsl8eSuxmLoKWtLtRkPwSvOYdN:ZdpGqDCaRSuxmLEtqNvOYn

Entry address:
0x37F82

Entry point:
E8, F1, CB, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, 51, 8D, 4C, 24, 08, 2B, C8, 83, E1, 0F, 03, C1, 1B, C9, 0B, C1, 59, E9, 3A, FE, FF, FF, 51, 8D, 4C, 24, 08, 2B, C8, 83, E1, 07, 03, C1, 1B, C9, 0B, C1, 59, E9, 24, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, 75, 08, 83, 3C, F5, 40, 6C, 46, 00, 00, 75, 13, 56, E8, 71, 00, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 11, E8, 92, 5A, 00, 00, 59, FF, 34, F5, 40, 6C, 46, 00, FF, 15, 8C, 40, 45, 00, 5E, 5D, C3, 56, 57, BE, 40, 6C, 46, 00, 8B, FE, 53, 8B, 1F, 85, DB, 74, 17, 83, 7F...
 
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Entropy:
6.4576

Code size:
329 KB (336,896 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
Updater

Command:
C:\ProgramData\updater\updater.exe


The file updater.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Updater  by Creative Island Media, LLC
This is the updater program installed with the company's TubeDimmer software which is typically installed through a bundled offer and is potentially unwanted.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-213-104-242.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com  (54.213.104.242:80)

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