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. 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:
6e30095f68d95a2d636246a75625f102

SHA-1:
93e28d4222b6b0079b0f4e0c11d5db33f73cfe78

SHA-256:
f9829c27ec255a7a0695e47c17a266a33d7c8645e5cb6e11967932c2c4f2ff5c

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 2:38:14 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Injekt (M)
16.12.17.22

File size:
290.4 KB (297,336 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 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/21/2014 4:59:59 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:
9/25/2013 11:47:28 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x1C477

Entry point:
E8, 46, 96, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8B, 45, 08, 85, C0, 74, 12, 83, E8, 08, 81, 38, DD, DD, 00, 00, 75, 07, 50, E8, 3C, D4, FF, FF, 59, 5D, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 10, A1, 30, AB, 43, 00, 33, C5, 89, 45, FC, 8B, 55, 18, 53, 33, DB, 56, 57, 3B, D3, 7E, 1F, 8B, 45, 14, 8B, CA, 49, 38, 18, 74, 08, 40, 3B, CB, 75, F6, 83, C9, FF, 8B, C2, 2B, C1, 48, 3B, C2, 7D, 01, 40, 89, 45, 18, 89, 5D, F8, 39, 5D, 24, 75, 0B, 8B, 45, 08, 8B, 00, 8B, 40, 04, 89, 45, 24, 8B, 35, 4C, 01, 43, 00...
 
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Entropy:
6.4274

Code size:
187.5 KB (192,000 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 programs.

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.
www.injekt.com
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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)

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