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 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. While running, it connects to the Internet address update.betterxperience.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Updater  (signed by Creative Island Media, LLC)

Product:
Updater

Description:
Updater service

Version:
1, 0, 0, 1

MD5:
bee8ac0099eefc89f4354bbf49e5e4fc

SHA-1:
5e7a778f780700e0f7353077a9088ab00bc15fb6

SHA-256:
47633f8c1d26402ff521159fd31eed15982bc64fa5599e75fb3cc3e18a30f5e6

Scanner detections:
1 / 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:
4/16/2024 3:50:07 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Injekt (M)
16.11.11.4

File size:
474.9 KB (486,264 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:
5/21/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
5/22/2014 12:59:59 AM

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:
12/18/2013 10:46:12 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:PhKajpaatC3n5HRd7PfWsx/AORL0VNnD+70iLTx9csmrJeFbI:PgypaatCpHRJPfWARgDfiPx1mteFbI

Entry address:
0x38792

Entry point:
E8, 59, D2, 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, 7C, 46, 00, 00, 75, 13, 56, E8, 71, 00, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, 08, 6A, 11, E8, 42, 5B, 00, 00, 59, FF, 34, F5, 40, 7C, 46, 00, FF, 15, 88, 50, 45, 00, 5E, 5D, C3, 56, 57, BE, 40, 7C, 46, 00, 8B, FE, 53, 8B, 1F, 85, DB, 74, 17, 83, 7F...
 
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Code size:
332.5 KB (340,480 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to update.betterxperience.com  (54.218.62.24:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to d.pullupdate.com  (54.230.15.37:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to d.betterxperience.com  (54.230.13.123:80)

 
http://d.betterxperience.com/updater/dedu.txt

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